Fall 2017 Topics in Renaissance Art: The Art of Venice, 1400-1800 - AHS 3204-01
(AHS 3204-01)

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La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic – at the height of its power during the Renaissance, Venice developed its own distinct society, political system, religious traditions, and art. For centuries, numerous painters, sculptors, and architects contributed to Venice’s fame. In this course, we will examine the arts of Venice from about the 14th century through the 18th century. Emphasis will be placed upon great artists like Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese who developed a rich “colorist” approach to painting that rivaled the painting traditions of Florence. While many Venetian works are religious in subject matter, discussions will also concern mythological and pastoral traditions, portraits, landscapes, and, of course, fine examples of sculpture and architecture. The art will be studied within the context of Venice’s culture, addressing such topics as the impact of the various scuole upon the arts, the “myth of Venice,” and the influence of the theater.

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