Week 6. October 11 and 13. The Renaissance, painting in Italy in the fifteenth century. What does the Renaissance mean? What is its significance in the history of art.

Read: Baxandall, Chapter 1; Summers, pp. 31  (on reserve) and Joanna Woods-Marsden, "Ritratto al Naturale": Questions of Realism and Idealism in Early Renaissance Portraits,” Art Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3, Portraits: The Limitations of Likeness (Autumn, 1987), pp. 209-216 (click link on main page)


Week 7. (Hendrick’s weekend) and October 20th The Renaissance Portrait.

Read: Baxandall, Chapter 2 and Rona Goffen, "Lotto's Lucretia," Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 3 (Autumn, 1999), pp. 742-781


Week 8. October 25 and 27. The meaning and function of religious art in the fifteenth century and how naturalism functions; The role of artists, “invention” of perspective.

Read: Hood, (ON RESERVE - YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE LIBRARY TO GET THIS BOOK - IT IS WORTH IT, IT HAS VERY NICE PHOTOGRAPHS IN IT!)pp. 195-207; Baxandall, Chapter 3


Week 9. November 1st and 3rd. In-class Presentations

Week 10. November 8th and 10th. Finish Renaissance and begin 19th Century

Read for Tuesday November 8th. Chapter 6 Splendor and Magnificence: The Later Fifteenth Century, pp. 279-320, in Art in Renaissance Italy, 2nd Edition, by J. Paoletti and G. Radke, 2002.

Read for Thursday November 10th - See next section
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