2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 239 - Special Topics: Renaissance and Baroque Art

Introduces specific problems in Renaissance and Baroque art and focuses on student research, oral presentation and writing skills. Qualified students from other disciplines are welcome.

May be repeated for credit

 Fall 2022 Topic: Renaissance Venice

At the beginning of the fifteenth century Venice, a unique city floating on water, was a thriving economic capital and a flourishing center of artistic production.  The only Republic in the history of the Italian peninsula which lasted until 1797 (when it was eventually conquered by Napoleon Bonaparte), Venice was the Renaissance gateway to the East and the most important European interface with the Ottoman Empire after the Fall of the Byzantine empire (1453). This class will analyze the development of Venetian art in the fifteenth and sixteenth century through the lens of artists’ mobility, cross-culturality and global connections. We will focus on the evolution of devotional images (altarpieces), the “invention” of the genre of the landscape and its philosophical implications, portraiture, the role of printing, and the exchanges with Germany, Flanders and the Ottoman Empire.


Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically