History of Art and Architecture

HAA 0302 Renaissance Art

We will explore the arts - painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts - that flourished in Italy between 1250 and 1590. The renaissance is one of the great epochs of western culture; this course offers an introduction to the visual evidence that reveals the development of new attitudes about human life and its meaning. Emphasis will be on works of those revolutionary individuals who transformed the arts - Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Bellini, titian, and Palladio, to name only the most important.