This course (2 hours a week for 10 weeks) will cover the art of Early Renaissance Italy - one of the key periods in the
history of European art.
New ways of rendering the world in painting and sculpture and new styles of architecture appeared. We will consider some of the
major figures in Florence at the beginning of the fifteenth century - the sculptor and architect Brunelleschi, best known for the dome of Florence
Cathedral and the painter Masaccio.
We will discuss some of the followers of Masaccio and painters who came after him such as Uccello and Fra Angelico.
There will be a session on the work of Piero della Francesca. Alberti’s theories were important and we will discover why.
We will also look at the importance of sculpture, especially the work of Ghiberti and Donatello.
Throughout the course we will consider artistic techniques and their relationship with the final image, analyse the historical background and
explore other contexts.
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