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Art History (ART H)

ART H 425 (IL) Topics in Northern Renaissance Art (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Focuses on a topic of interest in Netherlandish and/or German art between 1300 and 1600.

ART H 425 Topics in Northern Renaissance Art (3)

This course explores selected issues in the arts and material culture of the "Northern Renaissance"--work produced between c. 1300 and 1600 in the greater Netherlands, Germanic lands, France, and other European areas at a distance from the Mediterranean. May be taken up to two times for a total of 6 credits if the topics are different. Themes will vary to accommodate investigation in depth. Topics may include "Playfulness in Northern Renaissance Art," "Jan van Eyck and his Legacy," "Art and Reformation 1500-1575," and others. When appropriate, optional field trips to major museum exhibitions may be offered. Through critical reading, careful looking, and focused research, the student will develop a deeper understanding of the interplay of art, politics, culture, and economics. The goal is not only to impart intensive international and historical understanding, but to impart analagous tools for analysis of the role of the arts in one's own society.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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