What is the course about?
Explore and discover the artistic and cultural production in Italy during the XVI century. This period saw innovations in architecture, painting, sculpture, ornamentation, mathematical perspective, and religious and secular visual and material culture. You will study a wide variety of art forms articulated to the cultural, social, and political contexts of the time that can help understand the impact that the period continues to have today.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information.
What topics does the course cover?
- What was the Renaissance? Art and the artist in XVI century Italy
- Artist workshops and apprentices
- Drawing, Painting, printing and frescos
- Sculpture, monumental production and architecture
- Art as a symbol of religious power
- Art as a symbol of secular power
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be taught by lecture with slide images and you will be invited to participate in group discussion. There will be handouts provided by your tutor. Galleries and museum visits will be recommended where appropriate.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You might wish to purchase a notebook for taking notes. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list provided.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
- You will increase your critical understanding of Italian XVI century artistic and cultural production and the historical processes that made this period so unique. br- You will gain knowledge on the different artistic s developed in the period. br- You will be able to communicate ideas about the period studied and expand your notion regarding established historical traditions.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You can develop your skills or knowledge on one of our specialist short courses (including others from the Art History series) or take an accredited course in Fine Art starting in September or April.