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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd Visual assignment (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (60%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical StudiesProhibitions