Apr 22, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 110 - Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art

This introductory course is meant to give students a survey of the arts in the Italian pen­insula from the 13th century to the 18th century. The class will present a variety of works in diverse media made during what is commonly called the Renaissance. We will explore architecture, paintings, and sculptures by analyzing the historical, social, and cultural contexts in which they were produced. At the end of the course, students will be able to discuss early modern Italian art and to understand the particular concepts that drove artistic productions. Students will also learn the foundations of art historical methods and vocabulary; they will deploy these tools to analyze the works examined in class. Though the course is structured around lectures, students are strongly encouraged to bring their own comments and questions to class. No previous knowledge of history of art is required.

Credits 1


Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities