Italian Art and Architecture of the 16th Century|
In addition to key monuments of 16th-century Italian art and architecture, this survey seeks to introduce students to some of the most important figures of the period: artists and architects--such as Leonardo, Raphael, Bronzino, Michelangelo, Titian, and Palladio; their princely and ecclesiastical patrons--such as Cosimo I de'Medici and Julius II; and their critics and biographers--such as Dolce and Vasari. Our aim will be to understand the complex artistic and architectural landscape of the period against the backdrop of shifting intellectual and religious trends, such as the Counter Reformation. Class discussions will be based on close readings of primary sources and scholarly texts on a wide range of topics.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation: Students will acquire a range of interpretative skills
applicable to works of Italian Renaissance art and architecture, as well as to those featuring Christian iconography and to classical architecture in general.
Intercultural Literacy: Through exposure to a variety of
sixteenth-century primary sources, both visual and textual, students will become familiar with numerous aspects of Italian art and society of the early modern period, many of them still relevant to the cultural landscape of Italy today.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Packet of articles and primary sources on Blackboard
|Examination and Assignments: |
One short paper, one term paper, reading responses, two in-class exams, final exam.
|Instructor(s): Aksamija,Nadja Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 10||FR: 11|