RENAISSANCE ART: RIVALRY, POWER AND PASSION IN THE WORLD OF LEONARDO

ARH2RAI

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will study the extraordinary flowering of creativity that took place in the visual Arts in Italy from 1400 to 1600 in the fields of painting, sculpture and architecture. By placing this art in the context of the major intellectual developments such as the rediscovery of antiquity, humanist philosophy and the cult of the individual, students will be introduced to the key artists and patrons of the period. Through a series of lectures, seminar case studies and gallery visits, students will explore the art of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael Sanzio, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Titian, Mantegna, Botticelli, Bronzino and many others. Students will also be introduced to visual analysis, and the meaning and interpretation of images and relevant theoretical and historical frameworks.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Beaven

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Art History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty elective subject

Co-requisites None

Incompatible subjects ARH3RAI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Summer Intensive: Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsItalian Renaissance ArtRecommendedAdams, Laurie SchneiderICON EDITIONS, BOULDER AND OXFORD, VIEW-WEST PRESS, 2001.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Individually and in groups assess topics in European Renaissance art and history

Activities:
Group discussions in class and during sessions taught on-site in the National Gallery of Victoria in front of real works of art. 2000 word research essay 500 word visual analysis Visual Test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

02. Individually and in teams learn to analyse and distinguish between primary and secondary visual and textual history sources

Activities:
Group discussions in class and during sessions taught on-site in the National Gallery of Victoria in front of real works of art. 2000 word research essay 500 word visual analysis Visual Test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research

03. Learn to problem solve and research an art history problem in the form of a specific image, and write a formal visual analysis of it

Activities:
2000 word research essay 500 word visual analysis Visual Test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing

04. Students develop research skills through exposure to appropriate on-line and library resources and investigate an individual work of art

Activities:
500 word visual analysis from the work of art, 500 word review journal of appropriate on-line resources, 2000 word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

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