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Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History and Early Renaissance On Site (co-requisite)


ARTH333 and ARTH(OS1)495

Credits: 6
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: None

ARTH333 and ARTH(OS1)495 must be taken concurrently; they count as two courses.

The first half of the course studies the important foundations for the Renaissance in Romanesque and Gothic architecture, sculpture, and painting of Florence, Pisa, and Siena. The second half covers the early Renaissance and includes many on-site classes in the museums and at other monuments in Florence. This course has as a co-requisite On-Site Field Trips Art History, which includes visits to: Ravenna, Pisa and Lucca, Siena and San Gimignano, as well as a weekend field trip to Arezzo, San Sepolcro, Monterchi, Assisi, and Urbino. Among the artists covered are Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Arnolfo di Cambio, Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, Ghiberti, Donatello, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Andrea del Castagno, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Verrocchio, and Ghirlandaio. It is highly recommended that students purchase for this course Frederick Hartt's History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. Course requirements include written midterm and final exams and a term paper.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 (Helen Manner Watterson)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Helen Manner Watterson)