Early Renaissance Art and Architecture in Italy|
This course surveys key monuments of Italian art and architecture produced between circa 1300 and 1500. Focusing on major centers such as Florence, 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, Alberti, Donatello, and Botticelli. 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 are based on close readings of primary sources and scholarly texts on a wide range of topics.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(IDEA-MN)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Paoletti, John and Radke, Gary, ART IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
Baxandall, Michael, PAINTING AND EXPERIENCE IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY ITALY
Frommel, Christoph, THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
Alberti, Leon Battista, ON PAINTING
Vasari, Giorgio, LIVES OF THE ARTISTS
Packet of articles and primary sources on Blackboard
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One short paper, one term paper, short reading responses, two in-class exams, final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Museum trip to New York.
|Instructor(s): Aksamija,Nadja Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: DAC100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 6||FR: 6|
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