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This elective examines European visual culture during the Renassance period. It explores the production and consumption of art, the role of politics and patronage in shaping the art market, and the evolution of style from the ‘rebirth’ of interest in the ancient world to the visual sophistication of the High Renaissance. Though focusing primarily on painting, it also considers other media including sculptures, ceramics and furniture, and investigates issues such as the use of art in both public and private spaces, artist-patron relationships and the techniques used in the production of sacred and secular art.
No previous knowledge of the History of Art is required.
A site vist to the NGI will be a required component of this course.