Think like an artist: in 16th century Venice
Time: 11:00 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VB612
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
In this one-day course we look at the art of Venice in the 16th century. We look at the legacy of Giovanni Bellini, his students Giorgione and Titian; and the generation of artists that took over from them, in particular Tintoretto and Veronese.
We consider how the politics and architecture of Venice impacted the commissions that artists produced, looking at works commissioned by the Venetian ‘scuole’, leading families and the Church. We look at the impact of the Venetian printing and fabric trades on design and consider how Venice's trading empire gave artists access to materials that were harder to source elsewhere.
What will we cover?
• The legacy of the Bellini family
• Titian and Giorgione
• Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese and large scale history painting
• Sources and patronage.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Discuss the importance of Giovanni Bellini and Titian on later artists
- Give at least two examples how patronage impacted the art made in 16th century Venice
- Give two examples of how the trading power of Venice changed its art.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to bring a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might also be interested in:
• VB605 – Think like and Artist in 17th century Britain
• VB606 - Think Like an Artist: In 18th century Britain
• VB607 - Think Like an Artist: In 19th century Britain
•VB601 - Think like an artist: in early Mughal India.
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.