Undergraduate Course: Masters of the High Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael (LLLA07141)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||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||These three men were amongst the most inspired creators in the history of art exerting a powerful force on the Italian High Renaissance and on subsequent Western art in general. This course will examine each artist¿s career in detail, placing it within the cultural and political context of the time.
Week 1: Leonardo, apprenticeship and early career in Florence
Week 2: Leonardo, Milan and that famous C.V.
Week 3: Leonardo and the king of France
Week 4: Michelangelo, apprenticeship and early career in Florence
Week 5: Michelangelo and the papacy part one
Week 6: Michelangelo and the papacy part two
Week 7: Raphael and the Court of Urbino
Week 8: Raphael and the influence of Florence
Week 9: Raphael in Rome
Week 10: Visit to the National Gallery of Scotland
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a wide-ranging knowledge of the artwork which characterised the Italian High Renaissance
- assess and compare the artists responsible for the work, and their contexts
- engage critically with the historical circumstances and extant evidence
- analyse the iconographic and compositional elements of a work of art.
|Hall, Marcia, ed. (2005) The Cambridge Companion to Raphael, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press|
Hibbard, Howard (1975) Michelangelo, Allan Lane, London
Johnson, Geraldine (2005) Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford
Kemp, Martin (1989) Leonardo da Vinci, Yale University Press, New Haven
Wallace, William E. (2010) Michelangelo: the Artist, the Man and His Times, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
Welch, Evelyn (2000) Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500, Oxford University Press, Oxford
Zöllner. Frank and Nathan, Johannes (2011) Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings, Taschen, Cologne
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||¿ Critical thinking.
¿ Handling of a variety of sources.
¿ Oral communication.
|Course organiser||Dr Sally Crumplin
|Course secretary||Mr Benjamin McNab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832