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ITAL6728

The Revolution of Renaissance

THIS IS A 3-WEEK COURSE DURING SESSION II

The Revolution of Renaissance: the Foundations of Modern Art and Science

In this course we will analyze the birth of the Renaissance in Florence, its artistic
antecedents and then dwell on Brunelleschi and his revolutionary theories on perspective as a new spiritual and rational vision of the world. We will examine the historical, economic and cultural conditions that spawned and stimulated the new art forms that spread from Florence throughout Italy and Europe.The major authors of the three arts—architecture,sculpture and painting—who will become the first models for the development of the entire period (Brunelleschi and Alberti, Ghiberti and Donatello, Masaccio, Fra Angelico and Ghirlandaio) will be studied along with artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael. Lectures will be supplemented by historical, scientific and literary readings and will follow a thematic and chronological order, focusing on specific issues such as Platonism and Aristotelianism, the art of portraiture, sculpture, dynamism and expressionism, spirituality and eroticism.

Requisiti: 2 schede di circa 1,000 parole l’una su due autori inseriti nella lista integrativa (30% del voto finale); 1 esame orale finale (30%); 1 presentazione di 20 minuti su un’opera non direttamente studiata a lezione (20%); partecipazione attiva e informata in classe (20%).
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Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2014 Language Schools

ITAL6728A-L14 Lecture (Ciccarelli)