Italian Renaissance Art
Creative Arts & Cultures
This course presents the major works and principal painters, sculptors, and architects, ca. 1300-1600, in the main centers of art production on the Italian peninsula: Rome, Florence, Siena, and Venice. Broadly chronological, the course takes a thematic approach to individual topics, including artists’ social status, esteem for classical antiquity, humanism, evolving patterns of patronage, the internationalization of art, studio practice and artistic techniques. Concern for context underlies investigations of form, content, and function.