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Curatorial Workshop: The Northern Renaissance Print
Spring 2024
Section: 01  

The flourishing of the print medium in Northern Europe during the later 15th and 16th centuries is one of the defining hallmarks of the Northern Renaissance, as well as one of the most significant turns in the Western tradition in general. The rise of this medium rested upon the ca. 1450 development and spread of the printing press, which helped spark numerous episodes of historical consequence, including the Protestant Reformation, the spread of Italian humanism, and the continued rise of an increasingly literate, and increasingly image-hungry, middle class. Many of the most influential artistic personalities of the era, including Schongauer, Dürer, van Leyden, Altdorfer, Holbein, Cranach, and Bruegel, pushed this exciting new technology in multiple directions, many of which altered and impacted fundamental concepts of art, the artist, authenticity, and value. Wesleyan is fortunate to possess one of the foremost collections of print media in the country in the collections of the Davison Art Center. This Curatorial Workshop is structured around the study and first-hand examination of the DAC collection, and it will include a class-generated exhibition of Northern Renaissance prints.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-13-2024
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