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Death and Disease in Renaissance Art - ARHT5909

Year - 2019

This unit explores the interplay between art and disease in Renaissance Italy. Issues to be investigated include: the religious and psychological effects of catastrophic disease, such as the Black Death, and the possible effects on art; images of death and disease before and after the plague; the prophylactic role of images; Renaissance conceptions of the workings of the celestial court; civic, corporate, familial and individual patronage of plague images.

1x2-hr seminar/week

1x4500wd total essay and class presentation

Recommended Readings: P. Ziegler, The Black Death, London, 1969 ; M. Meiss, Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death, Princeton, 1951 (and later reprintings) ; L. Marshall, Manipulating the Sacred: Image and Plague in Renaissance Italy, Renaissance Quarterly, 47, 1994, 485-532


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Art History and Film Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Louise Marshall
HECS Band: 1
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