• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Visual Arts

Much twentieth century art, both modern and postmodern, is based on a knowledge of Old Master visual culture. This course will familiarise students with several key figures in the European tradition prior to the advent of modern art. It will focus on the aesthetics of both painting and sculpture, with more time given to visual than historic concerns. Readings of artworks will be informed by recent theory, for instance feminist, semiotic etc. Graduate students will be able to tailor course assessment tasks to their specific research interests, in consultation with staff.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of Renaissance and Baroque artists and their works.
2. Understand some of the contexts in which Renaissance and Baroque artists worked, the influences on their practices and the developments they made that led to their consideration as masters.
3. Demonstrate an ability to analyse and interpret works of art with a focus on the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
4. Present written and oral arguments about the work of Renaissance and Baroque artists.
5. Compare and evaluate the work of selected Renaissance and Baroque artists.

Indicative Assessment

Oral Presentation: 30% (1500 wd equivalent): LO's [1 - 4]

Essay: 60%  (4,500 wds) LO's [1 -5]

Participation: 10%: LO's [1 - 5]

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Workload

10 hours per week comprised of one 2 hour lecture each week and a one hour tutorial.  There will be four additional tutorials for graduate students each semester.  The remainder will be spent in independent study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2050

You will need to contact the School of Art to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts, but recommended readings are:

Ackerman, James S., Origins, imitation, conventions: representation in the visual arts,  MIT Press, 2002.
Burckhardt, Jacob, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, 2nd Edition, Phaidon 1981
Edwards, Steve, (ed), Art and its histories : a reader, New Haven : Yale University Press in association with the Open University, 1999.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3324 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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