This course will familiarize students with developments in the art production in Italy from the 15th through the early 17th centuries. In a combination of lectures and discussions, the course will survey a broad range of objects and settings, and attempt to familiarize students with relevant media and techniques, as well as important intellectual, social, and political developments that informed the production and reception of art. Students will hone their skills in visual analysis and their ability to engage art and express positions and observations about art orally and in writing. The major assignments for the class will include two papers, a formal analysis and a formal comparison (the latter building upon the former), as well as a final presentation of a selected work at the Art Institute. Students will gain exposure to original works through appropriate use of resources on campus as well as visits to the Art Institute. The textbook for the course will be complemented by selected original readings (in translation) and exemplary art historical scholarship on the period.
High School Students
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