Syllabus

 

ARTH218 – High Renaissance and Mannerism

Prof. Monica Dominguez
Office location: 309
Old College
Office hours: Tuesday
3-4 pm
Email: monicadt@udel.edu

 

This course surveys major artists, monuments, art centers, trends and conceptual issues that had place in Italy during the sixteenth century. Also treats the spread of Italian style to France and Spain.  Special emphasis will be placed on renowned artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante, Titian, Tintoretto and El Greco.

Course Readings

 

The textbooks for the course are available at the bookstore and other online dealers. In the class schedule, you will find a list of the pages you must read prior to each lecture:

 

·        Linda Murray, The High Renaissance and Mannerism (Thames and Hudson, 1995)

·        Loren Partridge, Art of Renaissance Rome 1400-1600 (Prentice Hall, 1997)

·        Patricia Fortini Brown, Art and Life in Renaissance Venice (Prentice Hall, 1998)

 

There will be three main assignments throughout the term:

 

a mid-term test (30%)

a short paper (30%)

a final exam (30%)

 

The remaining 10% of the final grade would be assessed taking into account attendance and class participation.

Click on each one of the assignments to see details. Honors students click here to see additional requirements.

 

 

Date

Lecture

Readings

Feb 8

Introduction

 

 

Feb 10/15

Leonardo da Vinci

Murray: 7-14

 

Feb 17/22

Michelangelo

Murray: 23-32, 99-107. Partridge: 101-107

 

Feb 24

Raphael

Murray: 15-19

 

Mar 1/3

Building a New Rome

Murray: 35-70, 109-123.

Partridge: 42-56, 115-118, 120-131, 133-136, 144-159

Mar 8/10

Giorgione and Titian

Murray: 71-98. Brown: 8-37, 90-100, 142-9, 154-164

Mar 15

The Debate Colorito vs. Disegno

 

Mar 17

Midterm

 

 

Mar 22/24

Mannerism in Ducal Florence

Murray: 99-107, 144-170

Mar 29/31

No classes - Spring recess

 

Apr 5/7

La Maniera in Mantua and Parma

Murray: 124-132, 171-178

Apr 12/14

The Venetian School

Murray: 179-203. Brown: 64-89,101-115, 149-154

Apr 19/21

The Crisis of the Image

Partridge: 9-17, 56-9, 78-101, 136-143

 

Apr 26/28

The Artist as a Genius

Brown: 38-63

 

May 3/5

Ut pictura poesis

Brown: 116-141

 

May 10/12

Italian Art Beyond the Alps

Murray: 226-238, 263-276

May 17

Art in the Age of Discovery

 

 

 

Each lecture is accompanied by a handout containing the images to be discussed in class and that must be studied for the mid-term and the final exam.

Below there are links to each one of the handouts and lecture notes:

Introduction                         

Leonardo da Vinci                         

Michelangelo                        

Raphael

Building a New Rome

Giorgione and Titian

The Debate Colorito vs. Disegno

Mannerism in Ducal Florence

La Maniera in Mantua and Parma

The Venetian School                      

The Crisis of the Image                                               

The Artist as a Genius                    

Ut pictura poesis                  

Italian Art Beyond the Alps   

Art in the Age of Discovery