High Renaissance Art (ARHT2616)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002

Prohibitions

ARHT2016

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