"Warfare, Religion, Desire, Politics, Statecraft, Magic, Science, Travel, Encounter, Trade, Wealth, Power, Inequality and Ambition - discover the intricate world of the Renaissance (and its resonances with our own time) through the lens of its art and artists!"
– Professor Carolina Mangone
In ART 233: "Renaissance Art and Architecture," Professors Carolina Mangone and Carolyn Yerkes examine the questions what the Renaissance was, and why has it occupied a central place in art history. Major artistic currents swept Europe during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries, an age that saw the rise of global trade, the development of the nation state, and the onset of mass armed conflict. To explore the art of this period, the course considers themes including religious devotion, encounters with foreign peoples and goods, the status of women, and the revival of antiquity. The course will study artists including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci as well as some who may be less familiar and precepts will visit campus collections of paintings, prints, drawings, and maps.