Renaissance Art Reconsidered

74307

This introduction to Renaissance art questions the traditional geographical and social boundaries of this subject – one of the most traditional in the art history discipline – in line with contemporary developments in academic research.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    60
  •  
    EFTS
    0.5
  • Teaching weeks 34 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 18 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Instead of focusing on the Italian peninsula and Florence in particular (the tendency for most histories of Renaissance art c.1420-1520), this course ventures to England, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Crete.
It explores the diversity of artistic practice during the Renaissance, including art forms such as prints, tapestries, manuscripts, painting, sculpture and architecture. It is based on a course from the Open University UK.

Note: This course replaces 74305 Culture and Identities. 

When you have completed your study of this course you should be able to

  • demonstrate systematic and critical knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the art-historical period of the Renaissance (c.1420–c.1520)
  • demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of specialist areas of Renaissance art
  • demonstrate awareness of current thinking and developments in relation to key issues of the Renaissance
  • describe, analyse and compare works of visual art
  • demonstrate skills of researching resources and developing arguments relating to Renaissance visual culture.

Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
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  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    60
  •  
    EFTS
    0.5
  • Teaching weeks 34 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 18 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying