Fine Arts | Italian Art of the 15th Century
A436 | 26689 | Knox
This course will cover the artistic revolution that swept the
Italian peninsula during the fifteenth century. Our initial focus
will be on Florence and the great artists of that city, including
Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, and Botticelli. We will then
turn our attention to the spread of Renaissance forms to other
centers, including Mantua, Urbino, and Venice. The course will end
with a discussion of Leonardo da Vinci, a figure who laid the
groundwork for the High Renaissance of the sixteenth century.
Students will write a research paper and present the
findings of this study to the rest of the class.