This course is dedicated to the paintings, sculptures, and architecture created in Italy during the Renaissance. At this pivotal time, artists, scholars and philosophers were rediscovering the riches of Greco-Roman antiquity, closely observing the world around them and re-evaluating mankind’s place in it, while creating many of the political, social, economic, scientific and religious structures which shaped modern Europe. Along with a survey of the most important works of art of the period, the course will introduce students to the most important topics and debates in the field of Renaissance art. Among the major artists to be studied are: Donatello, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael.
- Teacher: Hans Bloemsma