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August 3: INTRODUCTION & FLORENCE 1400-1440

John T. Paoletti and Gary M. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy, Chapter 10, “Florence: Commune and Guild,” pp. 202-235.

REQUIRED VIDEOS

Bronze: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/artists-materials-techniques/sculpture/v/de-vries-bronze-casting

Marble: https://www.khanacademy.org/video/quarrying-and-carving-marble

Gold Ground Panel Painting: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/artists-materials-techniques/painting-materials-techniques/v/gold-ground-panel-painting

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

History of Western Culture: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/beginners-art-history/a/a-brief-history-of-western-culture

Birth of Gothic Art: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/latin-western-europe/gothic1/v/birth-of-the-gothic-abbot-suger-and-the-ambulatory-in-the-basilica-of-st-denis-1140-44

Giotto: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/latin-western-europe/florence-late-gothic/v/giotto-the-ognissanti-madonna-1306-10

Looking at Paintings: https://www.khanacademy.org/video/looking-at-paintings

 

August 4: FLORENCE 1440-1470

John T. Paoletti and Gary M. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy, Chapter 10, “Florence: Commune and Guild” & Chapter 11, “Florence: The Medici and Political Propaganda,” pp. 234-268.

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

Donatello’s David: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/sculpture-architecture-florence/v/donatello-david-bronze-c-1440s

Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/sculpture-architecture-florence/v/ghiberti-gates-paradise

 

August 5: SIENA

Diana Norman, Painting in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena (1260-1555), Excerpts from Chapters 3 & 4, pp. 150-171.

Carl Brandon Strehlke, “Art and Culture in Renaissance Siena.” In, Painting in Renaissance Siena: 1420-1500, edited by Keith Christiansen, Laurence B. Kanter, and Carl Brandon Strehlke (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988), pp. 33-58.

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

Duccio’s Maesta: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/latin-western-europe/siena-late-gothic/v/duccio-maesta-front-1308-11

Tempera Paint: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/artists-materials-techniques/painting-materials-techniques/v/tempera-paint

 

August 6: URBINO & RIMINI

EXHIBITION PROPOSALS DUE

Mary Hollingsworth, “Art Patronage in Renaissance Urbino, Pesaro, and Rimini, c. 1400-1550.” In, The Court Cities of Northern Italy: Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Mantua, Ferrara, Bologna, Urbino, Pesaro, and Rimini (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 325-350.

-Patrons and Courts:http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-8/

-Medals and the Studiolo: http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-4/

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

Piero della Francesca Portraits: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/central-italy1/v/piero-della-francesca-portraits-of-the-duke-and-duchess-of-urbino-1467-72

 

August 10: FERRARA & MANTUA

Laurie Schneider Adams, Italian Renaissance Art (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001), Chapter 12: “Fifteenth-Century Developments in Verona, Ferrara, and Mantua.” 

-Patrons and Courts:http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-8/

-Chivalry: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/medieval-europe/v/chivalry-middle-ages

-Medals and the Studiolohttp://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-4/

-Making of an Artist: http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-3/

-Recovering Rome: http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-7/

 

August 11: THE KINGDOM OF NAPLES & SICILY

Joanna Woods-Marsden, “Art and Political Identity in Fifteenth-Century Naples: Pisanello, Cristoforo di Geremia and King Alfonso’s Imperial Fantasies.” In, Art and Politics in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Italy, 1250-1500, edited by Charles M. Rosenberg (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990), pp. 11-25.

Keith Christiansen, "The Exhalted Art of Antonello da Messina" and "Biographical Note." In, Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master (Metropolitan Museum of New York: New York, 2005), pp. 13-6 & 51-2.

-Manuscripts: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/medieval-book/making-medieval-book/v/making-manuscripts

-Manuscripts: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/medieval-europe/v/manuscripts

 

August 12: THE COURT OF MILAN

John T. Paoletti and Gary M. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy, Chapter 15, “Sforza Milan,” pp. 362-378.

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

Leonardo da Vinci: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/leonardo-da-vinci/v/leonardo-anatomist

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/leonardo-da-vinci/v/leonardo-da-vinci-last-supper-1495-98

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/leonardo-da-vinci/v/leonardo-da-vinci-the-virgin-of-the-rocks-c-1491-1508

 

August 13: FLORENCE: 1470-1500

MIDTERM EXAM (TAKE-HOME ESSAY)

John T. Paoletti and Gary M. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy, Chapter 11, “Florence: The Medici and Politica Propaganda,” pp. 268-285.

-Presentation of the Self: http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-5/

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

Verrocchio and Leonardo: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/beginners-guide-high-ren/v/verrocchio-with-leonardo-baptism-of-christ-1470-75

For more about the Medici: http://www.pbs.org/empires/medici/index.html

 

August 17: ROME

DIGITAL EXHIBITION PROJECTS DUE

John T. Paoletti and Gary M. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy, Chapter 12, “Rome: Re-establishing Papal Power,” pp. 286-310.

-3D Sistine Chapel: http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

Michelangelo’s Drawings: http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/thinking-aloud

Michelangelo’s Pietà: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/michelangelo/v/michelangelo-piet-1498-1500

 

August 18: VENICE I

Patricia Fortini Brown, “Venezianità: The Otherness of the Venetians.” In, Art and Life in Renaissance Venice, pp. 9-38.

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

Venice: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/renaissance-venice

Mosaics: https://www.khanacademy.org/video/ancient-and-byzantine-mosaic-materials

 

August 19: VENICE II

John T. Paoletti and Gary M. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy, Chapter 13, “Venice: Affirming the Past and Present,” pp. 311-332.

SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

Oil Paint in Venice: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/artists-materials-techniques/painting-materials-techniques/v/oil-paint-in-venice

 

August 20: FINAL EXAM