The Renaissance and the Baroque period in Italian Art History
Art history: The Renaissance and The Baroque period in Italian Art History
This course is a general introduction to the history of Art from ancient time to the present with a particular reference to the Renaissance and the Baroque. Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Donatello and Michelangelo are some of the artists who will be presented in this course. Emphasis is also given to the artists who contributed to the artistic development of the various styles in painting, sculpture and architecture of the so called “Neapolitan Baroque” such as: Domenico Fontana (who restored the crypta of the cathedral in Salerno), Luca Giordano, Francesco Solimena, Mattia Preti, etc. The changing of styles and tastes over the centuries will be analyzed. This course also includes guided visits to museums in Naples (Capodimonte, Museo Nazionale) and in Rome (Gallery of Modern Art and Cappella Sistina), excursions to Florence, Rome, Naples and Caserta.
Contact hours of lessons: 45
Guided excursions: 15 hours
On site visits: 3 full day excursions (Baroque Naples, Renaissance Naples, Caserta Royal Palace).
Number of Credits: 3 credits
At the completion of this art history course, participants will:
- Have a clear understanding of the the main features of the Renaissance and Baroque in Italy
- Be able to identify and understand the key trends in art and architecture of the High Renaissance and Baroque periods in Italy with a particular reference to the Neapolitan Baroque
- Be able to evaluate the works produced by artists in these periods, in particular the works of art analyzed during the guided visits to Rome, Florence and Naples.
Final grades are based upon a midterm and final exams, the term paper, class attendance and participation, class homework. Assessment criteria will be agreed with the University professors.
An Official Transcript will be provided to the Registrar's or Study Abroad Office whichever is identified on the previous Transcript Request Form filled by students on arrival.
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