Jiwon Choi is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An Art History major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.
In this week's post, Jiwon takes us on a tour of the Uffizi Gallery to show and tell us about her favorite pieces.
Because I'm in the place where the Renaissance started, I chose to take a renaissance art history class. There's nothing like being surrounded by the historic art and architecture I'm learning about. We spend half the class learning the history of what we're going to see and spend the other half exploring and seeing the actual art and architecture. I have seen beautiful work by the famous renaissance masters Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Donatello, and Brunelleschi. Seeing these pieces of art that are legends to art history students like me made my legs go weak and brought me to tears. My favorite trip to see works like these was to the Uffizi Gallery.
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