In depth: late Renaissance

Course Dates: 23/04/20 - 02/07/20
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Explore the incredible progress of High and Late Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy and Western Europe. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Includes gallery visits.


What is the course about?

The study of Renaissance art is traditionally divided into three phases: Early, High, and Late Renaissance. The development of the Early Renaissance style is generally linked to Florence at the beginning of the 15th century, but in recent years the impact of the work of Flemish artists on Italian art has also come to be recognised. In this course, we will look at how ideas spread from Northern Italy and Western Europe and vice-versa.
This 10-session course looks at painting, sculpture, architecture and the decorative arts in Italy and northern Europe from c. 1450 to c.1610. It aims to place key artworks into their historical context, in order to appreciate their complex social, religious and political functions and to look at artist’s processes and techniques, and patronage. Two classes will be held onsite in museums and galleries so that students can study artworks at first-hand.

What will we cover?

• The High Renaissance
• Late Renaissance Mannerism
• The importance of patronage in the history of Renaissance art.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Describe two key differences between High and Late Renaissance Mannerist paintings and identify at least three key works of art from each period and at least three artists
• Identify key patrons and describe their contributions to the Renaissance
• Analyse key works and participate in discussions about them.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels. Ideally you will have done VB464 - In depth: Early Renaissance first, but this is not mandatory.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught with short lectures, slides, and group discussions. Two sessions will be held off-site in a central London gallery.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You may wish to bring a notebook. Please note we are unable to guarantee stools in the art galleries that we will visit so you may have to stand and to walk between paintings. All gallery visits will be free.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You might be interested in:
VB131 - Italian Renaissance drawing: design, form and function.


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Tutor Biographies
Julia Musgrave Tutor Website

Julia Musgrave got her first degree in Chemical Engineering and went on become a Chartered Information Systems Engineer and IT project manager. In 2008 she decided that life was too short for just one career and decided to become an art historian. She has a Graduate Diploma in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MLitt in ‘Art, Style and Design: Renaissance to Modernism, c.1450 – c.1930’ from the University of Glasgow. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. at the University of York where she is researching the development of the Contemporary Art Society from 1910 to 1937. She is Art History course co-ordinator at City Lit, Co-Director of the London Art Salon and an accredited Arts Society lecturer.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: VB815

Thu, day, 23 Apr - 02 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £329.00
Senior fee: £263.00
Concession: £201.00

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