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Renaissance Venice: Art and Architecture in the Lagoon City
ARHA 220
Spring 2011
Section: 01  

Venice's unique geographical location in the reflective waters of the Adriatic and at the crossroads between East and West has had a profound impact in all aspects of Venetian life and culture. This course will investigate the artistic production of the Lagoon City during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The compelling works of Venetian artists, such as Carpaccio, Bellini, Giorgione and Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, as well as the great civic and religious monuments, such as the Palazzo Ducale, the great mendicant churches, and the Basilica di San Marco, will be considered in light of the sophisticated political and social systems of the Venetian Republic. Issues such as the development of the distinctive urban fabric, the invention of a civic iconography, the role of the artist, and the Venetian workshop practices, as well as the impact of the Islamic world, private and corporate patronage, and the depiction of women - dressed and undressed, will be examined.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation: Students will acquire a range of visual, analytical, and interpretive skills applicable to works of art and architecture created for religious and secular contexts.
Intercultural Literacy: Any study of Venice and its location at the crossroads of East and West, implicitly offers insight and exposure to intercultural exchange and demands interpretative sensitivity. Through exposure to a variety of visual and textual sources students will become familiar with numerous aspects of art and society during the early modern period, many of them still relevant to the cultural landscape of Italy today.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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