• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History, Classics and Ancient History , Visual Arts, Creative Arts, 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. Where possible, readings of the work informed by recent theory (feminist, semiotic etc) will be considered.

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 made during the fifteenth century, up to and including the seventeenth century.
  4. Present written and oral arguments about the work of Renaissance and Baroque artists.

Other Information

This course makes an excellent companion to ARTH2080 Art and Visual Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815.

Indicative Assessment

1000 word written essay (25%)[Learning Outcomes 1-4]

2500 word essay (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomess 1-4]

 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2050, ARTV6104 or ARTH6168.

Preliminary Reading

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.

Course readings are available on the Wattle course site.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9672 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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