Jul 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 3434 - Italian Renaissance Art



Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1700 with a C- or better or permission of the department.

Description: Students in this course study Renaissance art and culture during the 15th and 16th centuries in Italy. The art of this period is considered within a larger social history tied to the changing and overlapping values of the church, the aristocracy, and mercantile elites. Students explore stylistic development, patronage, and iconography in addition to considerations of materials, techniques, and the aesthetic theories of the Renaissance. Students in this course examine the work of artists such as Brunelleschi, Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Titian, and Raphael. Additionally, students engage with topics such as the invention of "art" and "artist," urban politics, gender, sexual values, the influence of Humanism, and changing penitential piety.



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