Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Jun 18, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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ARTH 2400 - [Introduction to Renaissance and Baroque Art and Society]

(crosslisted) VISST 2645  
(HB) (HA-AS, ALC-AS)      
Fall. Not offered: 2020-2021. Next offered: 2021-2022. 4 credits. Student option grading.

C. Lazzaro.

This course examines some of the major works of European artists from 1400 to 1750, a period with huge changes in religion, political systems, and knowledge of the world. We learn chronological and geographical differences in artistic aims and styles, and explore various goals, among them representing the human body and emotions, telling stories, serving religious practices through visual images, and fashioning identities of different social classes. With the rediscovery of classical antiquity, both intellectuals and artists sought ways to synthesize classical and Christian. Tales of mythological gods could also convey philosophical ideas, gender relations, and concerns of love and lust. Artists include Jan van Eyck, Botticelli, Dürer, Bosch, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, among many others.



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