Course Content (Syllabus)
HISTORY OF ITALIAN CLASSICAL RENAISSANCE. LEONARDO DA VINCI, MICHELANGELO, RAPHAEL AND THEIR INFLUENCE TO THE ARTISTIC CURRENTS IN 16th CENTURY ITALIAN ART. THEIR RELATION WITH THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL REALITY OF THE TIME
HISTORY OF ITALIAN EARLY RENAISSANCE. ARTISTS AND ARTISTIC CURRENTS IN XV AND XVI CENTURY IN ITALY. FROM GIOTTO TO LEONARDO DA VINCI.
Introduction to Italian Renaissance 14th - 16th century: The Early Italian Renaissance (14th – 15th century) includes the following representatives: Giotto in Assisi and Padua, Simone Martini in Siena. The new anthropocentric conception of nature and History and the study of antiquity are included in the following representatives: Donatello, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Beato Angelico, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Lippi, Piero della Francesca, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Mantegna, Antonello da Messina. The Venetian artists who followed the early Renaissance are Giovanni Bellini and Vittore Carpaccio.
The Classical Renaissance 15th -16th century: The artists Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello worked in Florence and Rome, under the care of large Maecenas. An indicative example is the Neo-Platonic philosophy of the environment of Medici and its impact on art. Representatives of the Venice school are artists as Giorgione and Tiziano.
There are examined the artistic movements and the most important artists of Renaissance, the historical political theological and social issues that shape the evolution of fine arts and investigated the causes of the artistic phenomenon. The main purpose of the course is to complete and enrich the study of the students with the knowledge of art which accompanied by interactions, the language, literature and theology in Italy. At the same time it is attempted a more general approaching of artistic aspects, aesthetics, terminology and its theories.
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Objectives of the course
The aim of the course is to complete and enrich the curriculum of the students of Department with the knowledge of art that accompanied, with mutual influences in language, theology and literature of Italy, approaching more general artistic aspects, objectives, terminology and theories.
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