Art History 337

Fifteenth-Century Italian Renaissance Art

Lecture Schedule

Lecture Schedule


Villa Schifanoia, San Domenico di Fiesole
Primarily a reconstruction of a Renaissance villa, ca. 1926.

Course Description
Course Requirements
On the Paper
The Monuments List
Midterm
Final
Bibliography
Web Sites and other Sources
News about Italian Renaissance Art
Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Sources for Florence



WEEK
SUBJECT
READING
FYI
Academic Calendar Fall 2007
Look over, please
NO. 1
August 23
Introduction to the Course; Something about our territories Read for Next Time: Chapter 1: Prelude
WEBSITE Burckhardt: "The Discovery of the World and of Man" Read further as you feel inclined
No. 2
AUGUST 28-30
August 28: Movie: Power of the Past
August 30 Trecento Background
Hartt: Part One (look over)
WEBSITE Italian Gothic Art Please look over
No. 3
SEPTEMBER 4-6
Sept. 4 The Beginnings of Renaissance Architecture
Sept. 6: Introduction to Research: Meet at Richter Library for session with Phyllis Robarts, Art Librarian
Hartt: 159-171
WEBSITE Vasari's Life of Donatello For your reference
No. 4
SEPTEMBER 11-13
Sept. 11 Renaissance Architecture
Sept 13 PAPER PROPOSAL IS DUE in class.
Hartt: 171-175; Gombrich, "The early Medici as patrons of art: a survey of primary sources" in: Norm and Form, on reserve on the second floor of the Richter Library
WEBSITE Vasari's Life of Brunelleschi For your reference
WEBSITE On the Palazzo Medici Please read over
No. 5
SEPTEMBER 18-20
Sept. 18 Early Sculpture
Sept. 20 Sculpture to Jacopo della Quercia
Hartt: 177-190
No. 6
SEPTEMBER 25-27
Sept. 25 "The early Medici as patrons of art": Lecture and discussion of article.
Sept. 27 ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE Early Florentine Painting
Hartt: 190-199; 201-219
No. 7
OCTOBER 2-4
Oct. 2: Fra Angelico
Oct. 4 Fra Filippo Lippi
Hartt: 221-237
No. 8
OCTOBER 9-11
Oct. 9 Alberti & his influence
Oct. 11 MIDTERM
Hartt: 239-250
WEB SITES Portrait Busts: A Little Boy by Desiderio da Settignano; Beatrice of Aragon by Fancesco Laurana; Giuliano de'Medici by Verrocchio Please also read: Coonin, "Portrait Busts of Children in Quattrocento Florence"
No. 8
OCTOBER 16-18
Oct. 16 Later Ghiberti, Donatello
Oct. 18 Tomb monuments, Portrait Busts
Hartt: 250-263; Begin Baxandall
No. 9
OCTOBER 23-25
Oct. 23 Begin Chapter 11
Oct. 25QUIZ No. 2 then Continue Chapter 11
Hart: 265-297
WEB SITE Pliny the Younger on country life PLEASE READ
No. 10
OCTOBER 30, NOVEMBER 1
Oct. 30 Piero della Francesca
Nov. 1 Begin Chapter 12
Hartt: Chapter 12
WEBSITE Tomb of the Cardinal of Portugal Tomb with a View "a quarterly newsletter"
No. 11
NOVEMBER 6-8
Nov. 6ROUGH DRAFT DUE then Complete Chapter 12
Nov. 8 Begin Chapter 13
No. 12
NOVEMBER 13-15
Nov. 13 Finish Chapter 13 (Botticelli)
Nov. 15 Begin Chapter 14: Central Italy
No. 13
N0VEMBER 20-22
Nov. 20 Begin Chapter 15: VENICE
Nov. 22 THANKSGIVING
WEB SITE:
No. 14
NOVEMBER 27-29
Nov. 27 VENICE
Nov. 29 We will do everything we were supposed to do but didn't, today: LAST DAY OF CLASS
Last Reading
WEB SITE Pico della Mirandola: Oration on the Dignity of Man Please Read
December
The Final is Tuesday, December 11 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.
NO EARLY FINALS WILL BE GIVEN
Essays

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