Delve into the art history of the European Renaissance, beginning with the Early Renaissance period and finishing with the Late Renaissance/early Mannerism.
Explore political, scientific, religious and artistic reflections of the time, and their contribution to the “rebirth” of humanities.
Learn about the fascinating period that brought Western culture from the Middle Ages, heading towards contemporary art.
Explore the sculpture, painting and architecture of that period and examine the art of some of its most notable artists including Boticelli, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Da Vinci and Raphael.
Develop the ability to identify what Renaissance characteristics look like in art to distinguish this art from other times and locations.
Gain a better understanding of the trajectory of the arts and in particular, how we have arrived at our present postmodern and post-structural practices in art.
The class will visit a museum in the last session. It is not mandatory (and fees are not included) but will be a lot of fun!
This course is part of our Senior Series, courses designed for older students and offered during the daytime on diverse topics.
• Acquire an understanding of what defines the European Renaissance period in art
• Practice visual analysis of artwork from this time period
• Develop the ability to visually identify Renaissance characteristics in art
• Attain a basic understanding of the Renaissance period in art history
Who Should Take This Class?
Anyone interested in understanding the current trajectory of art practices, by understanding European roots in the Renaissance