An introduction to the art of the High Renaissance and Mannerist periods in Italy. Examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture produced in Italy between approximately 1500 and 1600 will be examined.
High Renaissance and Mannerist Art in Italy is a LEVEL TWO course. It builds upon knowledge and skills acquired in LEVEL ONE introductory survey courses and assumes a certain level of competence in matters concerning basic identification information, visual analysis, and style. As a LEVEL TWO course, we will focus on questions of iconography (the study of subject matter and its conventional meaning), iconology (the study of subject matter and its contextual meaning), and symbolism. The aim is to develop an understanding of an artwork’s meaning and purpose in its original cultural context.
Meeting Place and Time
- Pannell 015: Tuesday and Thursdays 3:00-4:15
- Frederick Hartt and David G. Wilkins, History of Italian Renaissance Art, 7th edition (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2011)
- The materials on this website
- Active class participation, which includes being prepared for each class, and taking part in discussion
- One Report (8-10 pages, written in the form of paper, with footnotes and bibliography) on a topic selected from among those listed on the schedule. The report will be presented in class with web-based images or in PowerPoint/Keynote. The aim is to examine selected works that extend beyond what the textbook has to offer. The information and analysis you provide should serve to enhance our understanding of the topic in question. Library research is expected.
- One Term Paper. Topics will be assigned during individual meetings between March 18 and April 10. The Term Paper is due in class on Tuesday, May 6.
- Report = 40%
- Term Paper = 50%
- Participation = 10%
Office and Hours
- Pannell 04: Tuesdays 2:15-3:00 p.m. Other times by appointment
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