|| AH31210 |
|| RENAISSANCE ART |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Mr Simon Pierse |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours |
|| Seminar || 5 Hours |
|| Essay || || 50% |
|| Exam || 2 Hours || 50% |
Aims and objectives
The module aims to:
explore the relationship between theory and practice in art throughout the Renaissance period.
study a small number of significant works of Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture both in depth and in terms of their purpose and function.
examine the changing role of patronage and the way that it influenced the kinds of art produced in the Renaissance period.
examine the changing status of the artist over the period 1305 -1564.
promote scholarship through the analysis of contemporary sources and documents rather than from secondary sources.
encourage through seminar discussion, some of the fundamental issues and theories relating to Renaissance art and literature.
underline the intellectual, philosophical and mathematical basis of Renaissance art at various periods in its development
By the end of the module the student will possess:
a greater understanding of the relationship between theory and practice in early and late Renaissance art.
detailed knowledge of the purpose and function of a number of works of Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture and recognise similar underlying principles where they occur in other works of Italian Renaissance art.
a good grasp of the way that artistic patronage changed throughout the period 1305 - 1564 and detailed knowledge of the way in which it influenced a number of important works of art in the Renaissance period.
a good understanding of the changing status of the Renaissance artist over the period covered by the course.
the ability to analyse contemporary sources and documents of the Renaissance period in translation and to build an argument based on the information contained therein.
the ability to participate in seminar discussion, where the subject relates to fundamental issues and theories of Renaissance art and literature.
a good understanding of the intellectual, philosophical and mathematical basis of Renaissance art at various periods in its development