ART-356 History, Literature, and Art of the Italian Renaissance

This course focuses on the emergence and development of the artistic and intellectual movement of the Italian Renaissance, considering the ways in which political and social activity contributed to and influenced creative output during the period. In addition to the studying of artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo, we will also look at the emergence of intellectual and artistic activity among female artists such as Sofonisba Anguissola and Fede Galizia. We will also read literature of the period by Alberti, Vasari, and Castiglione which are vital to understanding the visual arts and other intellectual issues.


3 credits