Renaissance Art

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Renaissance Art

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    One 100-level ARTH paper or 54 points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The visual and cultural development of European art in the Renaissance period from the early 1400s to the 1600s.

    ARTH 215 - Renaissance Art examines the art and culture from a time that became increasingly defined by innovation and the formation of new artistic practices and traditions. It is focused on selected paintings, sculpture and print-making from that time - works that encapsulate those changes. We will be examining the artistic traditions, the cultural and theoretical complexities of that time.

    Learning Outcomes
    - To build on students' knowledge of the range of art produced during the Italian Renaissance
    - To encourage the students understanding of Italian Renaissance art and to enable them to have an informed critical perspective and discriminating appreciation of it
    - To further develop critical skills in basic research, study and verbal and written communication of ideas

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