ARTH 58300 Renaissance Art

This course is a study of painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Renaissance in Italy from 1300 to 1600. Students will review case studies and analyze the cultural products that began with the late Middle Ages and investigate how new formats and techniques of painting was brought from the east and led to a revolution in art first in Italy, then spreading to Northern Europe. Furthermore, students will analyze how art was used as a vehicle for ideological and/or political supremacy by a range of rulers and organizations. This class may require the use of a virtual reality headset identified by the instructor.