ARTS 444 (H01) - Mona Lisa to Romeo and Juliet: An Introduction to Renaissance Culture

Hon/Mona Lisa to Romeo&Juliet

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Full Term (01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56267
What made Renaissance culture tick: who were the pivotal personalities (writers and politicians as well as artists); which are the most typical and which the least typical works produced in Italy and elsewhere throughout Europe? How did viewers think about the art of their time, and in particular how did they respond to the new mass medium of printed images? How connected is our present artistic culture to that of five hundred years ago? When did the Renaissance acquire its fame? Students consider connections between the English and the Italian Renaissances, comparing, for instance, Michelangelo and Shakespeare. Readings include sixteenth-century historical and literary sources as well as art historical essays. Writing intensive.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Honors course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Patricia Emison

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/22/2019 5/6/2019 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCAC A204
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Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier (Penguin); Benvenuto Cellini, Autobiography(Penguin); Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists}(Oxford).