Units of Study

ARHT2610 - Art and Society in Trecento Italy

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Louise Marshall


This unit of study will explore a range of alternative approaches to art produced in Italy during the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Topics to be investigated include: problems of monographic analysis; the implications of contemporary workshop practice; civic, familial and princely patterns of artistic patronage; the meaning of Trecento 'naturalism'; alternatives to the 'Tuscanisation' of fourteenth-century art through a consideration of other centres such as Bologna, Rimini, Verona, Padua and Venice.


1x1000wd visual test (35%), 1x class presentation (10%) 1x3000wd essay (55%)


Recommended Readings:
Paoletti, J.T. and G. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy, 3rd ed., London, 2005


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002



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