Readings Assignments for Renaissance Italy

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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