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HARC 0080 Early Italian Renaissance

This course focuses on Italy from 1300-1500, considering the stylistic changes in art and architecture during this time frame, and the reasons for this. You will encounter artists that include Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Alberti, Michelozzo and Verrocchio, as well as becoming familiar with the most recent debates surrounding the Renaissance and the historiography of the phenomenon. You will learn to use relevant primary sources (which will be translated), as well as gaining insights into contemporary technical and iconographic innovations. Emphasis will be placed on both the historical context and the various methodological approaches that can be applied to the period. Field trips may include visits to the Christ Church galleries or the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, as well as the National Gallery in London.

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