ART 302 - Renaissance Art (4)

This upper-division seminar explores issues and moments in European art and visual culture, circa 1400-1600, with an emphasis on the early modern visual traditions in Italy and the Lowlands. Weekly class meeting focus on individual topics such as: Humanist Art and Republican Values in Early Renaissance Florence, the Medici and the Age of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Botticelli as Visual Poet, Leonardo da Vinci: Drawing and Visual Knowledge, Papal Power and Visual Propaganda in Early 16th-Century Rome, Michelangelo and the Robust Male Nude, Gender, Virtue(s) and Social Status in Renaissance Portraiture and the Courtly Art in the Burgundian Netherlands.