ARTH-220 Italian Renaissance Art
Spring for 2017-2018
Major Italian artists and works c. 1300-1550, emphasizing developments in Florence, Rome, and Venice. Considers changing functions, meanings, and styles of art being produced to serve princely, papal, civic, and private patrons. The focus is chiefly on painting and sculpture, with selective looks toward architecture and prints. Includes visits to the National Gallery of Art.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ARTH 102 recommended


ARTH-220-01 Italian Renaissance Art
Fall for 2017-2018
Nalezyty, Susan
This course surveys painting, sculpture, architecture, and the material culture of Renaissance Italy. We will examine the complex interplay of visual art with philosophy, literature, social change, and the rich creative achievements of a period inspired by the revival of classical antiquity and a new religious culture. The course will present the canonical works of Italian Renaissance painting, sculpture, and architecture, but it also aims to expand the scope of relevant items for art historical inquiry, covering domestic items, portrait medals, manuscripts, and even early printed books. The works themselves within a historic context will be the focus, including their means of production, the places for which these images were intended, the concerns of patrons and art collectors, and the expectations and responses of the works’ first viewers. Includes visits to the National Gallery of Art.

Paoletti, John T. and Radke, Gary M. Art in Renaissance Italy (4th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2012.

Additional short readings assigned for most lectures will be provided through Blackboard.

Three exams, one paper (3-5 pp.)

No Prerequisites, ARTH 102 recommended.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ARTH 102 recommended
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