- Code ARTH2168
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of Renaissance and Baroque artists and their works.
- 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.
- Demonstrate an ability to analyse and interpret works of art made during the fifteenth century, up to and including the seventeenth century.
- Present written and oral arguments about the work of Renaissance and Baroque artists.
Other InformationThis course makes an excellent companion to ARTH2080 Art and Visual Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815.
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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Workload130 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
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.
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