10232 Renaissance Art in Italy

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Art History

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: Art History: An Introduction

Author: Alec Mishory

The course presents a comprehensive introduction to Italian Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture in the 14th and 15th centuries. Tutorial sessions include slides and video clips.

Topics: “Rebirth,” “First Lights,” “The founders of modern painting” – Duccio di Buoninsegna and Giotto di Bondone; Followers of Duccio and Giotto; 15th century architecture; Sculpture in the first half of the 15th century – nature, man, art; Humanistic aspects in sculpture of the second half of the 15th century; 15th century painting – the beginnings of Renaissance style; Perspective, color and expression in 15th century painting; Painting at the end of the 15th century – anatomic research, portraits, landscapes and depictions of light.