Art and Society in the Trecento (ARHT2610)


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.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2000wd Visual test (40%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x500wd equivalent Class presentation (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002, ARHT1001 and ARHT1002


ARHT2010, ARHT2010

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.