Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Humanities
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr Victoria Mier
Starts on : 15th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
The Italian Renaissance gave us some of the most popular and powerful works of art ever created. It witnessed the discovery of mathematical perspective, the refinement of different media such as oil painting and fresco, and the development of secular and classical themes, as well as religious subjects. It experienced a varied and invigorating cultural life that included the flourishing of humanism and a renewed interest in the antique world.
Strong trade links with Northern Europe and the East encouraged intellectual curiosity and openness. This course explores the works of the most famous artists of the time, together with other, more unusual examples from smaller centres, and a wide range of three-dimensional art objects that decorated the religious spaces and homes of Renaissance Italians. The course is for anyone interested in the art, history and culture of a period that continues to influence and inspire us today.
This course will enable you to:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students will be able to understand:
By the end of this course students will have gained the ability to:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following book: Welch, Evelyn : Art in Renaissance Italy, Oxford, Oxford University Press (2000)
The areas you will cover in this course are:
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