Units of Study

ARHT2616 - High Renaissance Art

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Louise Marshall


The Unit of Study will explore a range of alternative approaches to some of the most famous works of art in the Western tradition, including works by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian. Topics to be investigated include: problems of definition in High Renaissance and Mannerist art; Rome under Julius II and the creation of an imperial capital; Venetian visual poesie; art and dynastic display in Medicean Florence; civic ritual and public space; eroticism and mythology at princely courts; portraiture and gender.


1x2500wd essay (55%),1x1500wd visual test (35%), class participation (10%)


Recommended Readings:
J.Paoletti and G.Radke, 'Art in Renaissance Italy', 3rd ed.,
Laurence King, 2005


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


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002



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