ONLINE ART HISTORY COURSE
Antiquity to the Medici: Art, Architecture, and History
This course traces the art, architecture and historical events in Italy from Roman Antiquity through the early Renaissance. Through an in-depth analysis of selected works of art and architecture from throughout Italy, along with those social, economic and political factors that helped shape them, students will acquire a profound understanding of Italian culture from ancient times to their reflowering in the Renaissance. Particular emphasis will be given to those Italian cities that contributed significantly to the shaping of an Italian cultural identity, which in turn serves as a major pillar of western civilization.
• To learn to appreciate the rich and influential aspects of Italian art and architecture from antiquity through the early Renaissance.
• To bring a historical period to life through a “hands on” approach to the monuments and works produced during this specific period known as the Renaissance.
• To develop the fundamental skills of art historical analysis that include formal analysis and iconographic interpretation.
• To develop an ability to interact in a personal and intimate manner with works of art and their surroundings.
Virtual Classroom: Upon registration, participants will have full access to an online educational platform with videos of recordings, syllabus, readings and discussion forum. Each lecture lasts 1 hour 15 minutes.
Credits: Certificate of Completion
Access: Students have lifetime and unlimited streaming access to the course content.
Supplemental Readings & Podcasts:
Readings and Podcasts are provided to students to enhance the course experience.