Art History 338
The Art of Venice
Course Lectures and Schedule
Course Lectures and Schedule
Course Description and Requirements
On the Papers
N. B.:In terms of the readings, you should begin the Brown book immediately and finish it as soon as possible. Readings from the Steer book are noted below, but you would be well-advised to read through this as soon as possible. Please note that circumstances may require some adjustments to this schedule.
Week I: January 15-17
- Introduction to the City and Early History
- Venice and Byzantium
- The Church of San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale
Brown, Chapter One: "Venezianita': the Otherness of Venetians." [Proceed to read the rest of the book]
Steer, Chapter One: "The Trecento and the early fifteenth century."
Also: Italo Furlan, ed. Venezia e Bisanzio Milan, 1974. For the plates. On reserve in Richter Library.
Week II: January 20-24
- International Gothic: Venice and the Veneto
- Early 15th-century painting in Venice: before the Bellini
Steer, Chapter Two: "The Early Renaissance in Venice."
Week III: January 28-January 31
- Painting: the Bellini and Carpaccio
Religious Painting: the Madonna
Reading: Patricia Fortini Brown, Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio, 1988: 99-123. On reserve in Richter Library.
- Giovanni Bellini and 15th-century Religious Painting
Reading: Rona Goffen, Giovanni Bellini: 191-221. On reserve in the Art Library. Also: Rona Goffen, "Icon and Vision: Giovanni Bellini's Half-Length Madonnas", Art Bulletin, vol. LVII (1975): 487Ð518.
Week IV: February 4-7
- Fifteenth-Century Architecture
Readings: Deborah Howard, The Architectural History of Venice. Chapter 5: "Early Renaissance": 102-135. On reserve.
Margaret Plant, "Mauro Codussi: the Presence of the Past in Venetian Renaissance Architecture." Arte Veneta, XXXVIII (1984): 9-22.
Here is a small Web site on Early Venetian Architecture Still in progress.
The First Paper Due
Week V: February 11-14
- Introduction to Venice in the Sixteenth Century
Readings: Steer, Chapter Three: "The Venetian High Renaissance."
Also: Jennifer Fletcher, "Patronage in Venice." The Genius of Venice: 16-20. Please also look over this important exhibition catalogue on 16th-century Venetian Art.
- Venice and the Idea of the Individual
Readings: Vasari. "Life of Giorgione"
Jaynie Anderson, "The Giorgionesque Portrait: from Likeness to Allegory", in Giorgione: Convegno Internazionale di Studi, 1979, 140-153.
[A list of the art covered from these lectures.]
Week VI: February 18-22
- Poesie: Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian
Reading: Charles Hope, "'Poesie' and Painted Allegories." The Genius of Venice, pp 35-37. On Reserve.
Reading: Philip Fehl, The Worship of Bacchus and Venus in Bellini's and Titian's Bacchanals for Alfonso d'Este." Studies in the History of Art vol. 6 (1974): 37-95.
Week VII: February 25-28
Readings: Steer, Chapter Four: "The Venetian Portrait."
Also: David Rosand, Painting in Cinquecento Venice : Chapter 2. On reserve in Richter Library.
Also: Lino Moretti: "Portraits", in The Genius of Venice, 32-34.
Week VII: March 1-3
- Venetian Women I
Readings: Rona Goffen, "Lotto's Lucretia." Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 52 (1999), 742-781.
Rona Goffen, "Titian's Sacred and Profane Love: Individuality and Sexuality in a Renaissance marriage picture." Titian 500: proceedings of the symposium: 121-144.
Rona Goffen, "Renaissance Dreams." Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 40 (1987),682-706.
- Venetian Women II
Readings: Elisabeth G. Gleason, review of: Holly S. Hurlburt. The Dogaressa of Venice, 1200-1500: Wife and Icon. Renaissance Quarterly vol. 60, no. 3 (2007) 904-905.
(More to come!)
Week VIII: March 7-10
Week IX: March 8-16
- Sixteenth-Century Venetian Architecture I : Jacopo Sansovino and Others
Also: Wolfgang Lotz, "The Roman Legacy in Sansovino's Venetian Buildings." JSAH: XXII (1963): 3-12. On reserve in Richter Library.
Wolfgang Lotz, from his Architecture in Italy : 1500-1600, rev. ed. of 1995 : 64-75 (Falconetto and Sanmicheli in Verona); 83-88 (Sansovino).
- Sixteenth-Century Venetian Architecture II: Palladio I
Ackerman, Palladio. Read it all.
Also: James Ackerman, "Palladio's Villas and their Predecessors." From his The Villa : Form and Ideology of Country Houses: 89-107.
- Sixteenth-Century Venetian Architecture III: Palladio II
Ackerman, Palladio. Finish.
- Sixteenth-Century Venetian Sculpture
- Titian II
Steer, Chapter Five: "The latter half of the sixteenth century."
Also: B. Boucher and A. Radcliffe, "Sculpture" from The Genius of Venice : 1500-1600 : 355-391 (This is mostly photos).
- Veronese and Tintoretto
Readings: David Rosand: Painting in Cinquecento Venice, 1982 : 145-218. On reserve in Richter Library.
Paolo Veronese Before the Inquisition in Venice
Norman Land, "Poetic License" from his The Potted Tree: Essays in Venetian Art, 57-70.
- Baroque Venice
Steer, Chapter Six : "The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries."
Also: Rudolph Wittkower, "S. Maria della Salute: Scenographic Architecture and the Venetian Baroque." JSAH XVI (1957) : 3-10. On reserve in Richter Library.
- Venice in the Eighteenth Century
Also: Maurice Rowdon, The Silver Age of Venice (selections)
- Baldassare Longhena, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, from 1631.
Friday, April 25--Last Day of Class
FINAL EXAM :