Jun 24, 2021  
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ART 236 - Art in the Age of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
An exploration of the works of these three masters and their contemporaries in Renaissance Italy, c. 1485 - c. 1565. The primary focus is on painting and sculpture, but the course also considers drawings, prints, landscape, gardens, and decorative arts, emphasizing artists’ increasing tendency to work in multiple media. We trace changing ideas about the role of the artist and the nature of artistic creativity; and consider how these Renaissance masters laid foundations for art, and its history, theory and criticism for centuries to come. Other topics include artists’ workshops; interactions between artists and patrons; the role of the spectator; ritual and ceremonial; and Renaissance ideas about beauty, sexuality and gender.  Yvonne Elet.

Prerequisite(s): ART 105  or ART 106 , or permission of the instructor; open to students without prerequisites who have taken any courses in Italian.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2020/21.

Course Format: CLS

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