Early Renaissance Art and Architecture in Italy|
This course surveys key monuments of Italian art and architecture produced between ca. 1300 and 1500. Focusing on major centers such as Florence, Milan, Rome, and Venice, as well as smaller courts such as Urbino and Mantua, it considers the works and careers of the most important artists and architects of the period, among them Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Giovanni Bellini, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci. Monuments are studied in their broader intellectual, political, and religious context, with particular attention paid to issues of patronage, devotion, gender, and spectatorship. Class discussions will be based on close readings of primary sources and scholarly texts on a wide range of topics. Museum trip(s) will expose students to original works of art.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARHA-Asian/Isla)(ARHA-Eur/Am/Afr)(ARST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Campbell, Stephen, and Michael Cole ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART
Alberti, Leon Battista, ON PAINTING
Selection of articles and primary sources on e-reserves and Moodle
|Examination and Assignments: |
Term paper, two in-class exams, final exam.
|Instructor(s): Aksamija,Nadja Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: BOGH112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 4||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 7||FR: 7|