This course examines the painting and sculpture of Italy from about 1300 to 1550. Probing why the Italian Renaissance was so pivotal in the development of western art, the course examines changes in art styles and techniques, artists’ responses to medieval and classical art, and the impact of historical developments in religion, politics, society, and patronage. Students will become familiar with the work of major artists and with the variations that existed among different regions of Italy.
Assessment: 100% coursework.
Prerequisite: One 1000-level Fine Arts course.