About the Course
An introduction to Renaissance Art in Italy, c. 1420 – 1520. Explore styles, techniques, pictorial genres in Florence, Urbino, Venice and Milan, and investigate the personality and cultural background of the great masters.
By the end of the course you will be able to
name and describe the seminal artworks that formed the Renaissance art in Italy
describe the key stylistic developments in the Italian Renaissance art and how they came about
observe, discuss, interpret the composition, style and meaning of Renaissance paintings in the National Gallery
Class format and activities
First two sessions at Morley will be image-focused through slide presentations. You will have opportunities for discussion in small groups and as a class. Activities will also include a few simple practical tasks that help you gain more confidence in describing and analysing works of art.
Last two sessions will be guided visits and class discussions at the National Gallery of London, where you will be able to experience Italian Renaissance painting at first-hand.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
The course is intended for complete beginners to history of art, especially Italian Renaissance art. Experienced students are more than welcome: the course will offer a fresh look at some renowned Renaissance masterpieces as well as much less known fascinating works or art. Visits to the National Gallery will be inspired by a creative approach to art.
What you need to know before you enrol
Gallery visits will require to stand, walk and view and discuss artworks. This will involve a basic level of physical stamina. Stools might be found in the gallery.
What you will need for your class
You may wish to bring a notepad and pen to take notes.
What you can do next
You may wish to enrol on further art history courses and gallery visit programmes at Morley. In particular, Renaissance Art in Italy: Giorgione vs Titian (VAH127C) will complement and expand topics covered in the present course.
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