Venice and the Renaissance|
Spring 2019 not offered
Venice - a city built almost impossibly on a forest of stilts sunk into the mud of the lagoon and buttressed by powerful myths of divine origins, permanence, and prosperity - produced some of the most spectacular works of Renaissance art and architecture. This introductory-level course on the art and culture of Venice's "golden age" considers the works of artists such as Carpaccio, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto and architects such as Codussi, Sansovino, and Palladio in the context of the city's unique setting, social and governmental structure, cultural and political milieu, and larger geopolitical significance. It also positions Venice's artistic production within the broader framework of early modern Europe, exploring its connections with Byzantium and the Islamic world. The course also introduces students to key issues and methods of art history.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
Brown, Patricia Fortini, PRIVATE LIVES IN RENAISSANCE VENICE
Howard, Deborah, THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF VENICE
Muir, Edward, CIVIC RITUAL IN RENAISSANCE VENICE
Selection of articles and primary sources on e-reserves.
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Two short papers, reading responses, midterm exam, final exam.