HARC 0401

Constructing A Myth

Constructing a Myth: Art and Life in Renaissance Venice
Venetian Renaissance art evolved in a different manner and at a strikingly different pace than the art produced in central Italy. In this seminar, we will investigate the forces which shaped this evolution, while examining the extent to which art served as a tool for perpetuating the "myth of Venice." A complex amalgam of political, commercial, military, religious, and social concerns, this "myth" ensured the city's uniqueness, as well as her success. Beginning with Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, and reaching an apex in the work of Titian and Giorgione, Venetian artists gave visual voice to this distinct and fleeting moment in the city's history. 3 hrs. sem.
History of Art & Architecture
History of Art & Architecture
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Sections in Fall 2003

Fall 2003

HARC0401A-F03 Seminar (Smith Abbott)