Undergraduate Course: The Art of Fifteenth Century Burgundy I (LLLA07057)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
The glittering court of the Dukes of Burgundy set a standard to which other 15th century kings and princes aspired, and which the wealthy merchant class sought to emulate. This course will examine how the dukes set about establishing a distinctive Burgundian style and in the process attracted some of the most gifted artists of the day such as Jan van Eyck, Robert Campin and Rogier van der Weyden.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate a wide-ranging knowledge of the major Netherlandish artists
Appreciate their role in the changing status of the artist
Understand the role of patronage for art production during this period
Critically engage with the historical circumstances and extant evidence
The relevant chapters of either:
Gombrich, E.H., 2000. The Story of Art, 4th ed. London: Phaidon.
Honour, H., and Fleming, J., 1995. A World History of Art, 4th ed. London: Lawrence King.
Friedlšnder, M., 1981. From van Eyck to Bruegel (Landmarks in Art History), 4th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Harbison, Craig, 2003. The Mirror of the Artist, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Nash, Susie, 2008, Northern Renaissance Art, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Visual analysis of art and material culture
Critical analysis of material culture in artistic and socio-political contexts
Communication of critical interpretations in a concise, lucid and coherent form
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Mrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855