ART HISTORY 338
16th-CENTURY ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART
- MWF 1:25 TO 2:15, Honors section TTh 3:30 TO 4:45; location is Merrick 309A (seminar room)
- CLASS ROOM: MB 180
- OFFICE: Merrick 309 : 2
- Prof. Adrienne DeAngelis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- OFFICE HOURS: Monday 3-5 pm; Tuesday 10-1 pm; also by appointment.
Course Description and Requirements
Description of the Course: This is a survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in
Italy from about 1480 to about 1600; or, from Leonardo to Michelangelo and Titian. Special attention
will be paid to the major artists and movements of the sixteenth century in Florence, Venice, and
Rome, with additional consideration of the arts of the courts.
Goals for the Course At the completion of the course, students will have a more than basic understanding
of topics such as:
- The revival of antiquity
- The idea of the Modern
- The later Renaissance in Florence
- The rise of Rome
- The art of Venice and the Veneto
- The Late Renaissance and prelude to the Baroque in Italy
- The new styles of building and ideas about urban development and renewal
- The artist and his/her changing identity
- Changing aspects of the portrayal of women and men
- Other topics that we will come across
Prerequisite: Art History 132 or an equivalent survey of Art History covering the period Early
to Late Renaissance (ie, 1400-1600).
- Frederick Hartt and David G. Wilkins History of Italian Renaissance Art., 6th ed.,
2006. Note that this includes coverage for 15th century art, which will allow us to do some background
work and will give you an additional resource.
- Robert Klein and Henri Zerner, eds. Italian Art 1500-1600: Sources and Documents.
Northwestern University Press, 1990.
- There will also be readings from Giorgio
Vasari's Lives of the Artists and a few individual articles.
Requirements for the Course: There will be five quizzes (20 points each), a midterm, a short paper
(6-8 pages for Section MWF; 8-10 pages for Section TTh) and a final. Each will be worth 25% of your final grade. Note the individual
pages below devoted to describing each of these. There will be no make-ups for missed quizzes. There will be NO MAKE-UPS GIVEN FOR
THE MIDTERM OR FINAL EXAMS SAVE FOR THE EXCEPTIONS LISTED BELOW.
EXCEPTIONS TO THE NO-MAKE-UP POLICY These are:
These written exceptions from the doctor, coach, etc, must be presented to the professor on the first day of your return to class.
- Illness (documented)
- Death or severe illness in the family (documented)
- Required participation in a UM sport or similar activity (documented)
- Required military service (documented)
- The discretion of the instructor. Note that this does not include trips to the airport, vacations, and the like.
ATTENDANCE is required, will be taken, and will be counted toward your final grade. Students who arrive late or leave early
may, at the discretion of the instructor, also be counted as absent. You may miss up to THREE classes without penalty. After
that, you can be penalized by a reduction of 5% in your final grade for each day missed.
Please note that students are expected to attend class every scheduled day. Note that the
schedule and the dates of quizzes, exams, and work due may be changed. Students who schedule extra
vacations or other days off do so at the risk of incurring penalties for an unexcused absence and/or
Please check the
Academic Calendar for information on adding, dropping, grade options and other academic
dates and obligations.
No laptops, iPods, or any other such electronic device may be used in class. Please turn
off cell phones in class.
CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM: the instructor reserves the right to fail any student in the
course for any incident of cheating or plagiarism.
GRADING: The numerical scale is: 100-90 is an A; 89 is A-; 88-87 is a B+; 86-80
is a B; 79 is a B-; 78-77 is a C+; 76-70 is a C; 69 is a C-; 68-67 is a D+; 66-60 is a
D; and 59 and below is an F.