Undergraduate Course: The Art of 16th-Century Venice (LLLA07142)
|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||Sixteenth-century Venice was extraordinarily rich in artistic talent. In addition to the illustrious Titian, a constellation of artistic geniuses worked in Venice producing paintings of the highest quality. This course will examine in detail the careers of some of these artists placing them within their cultural and political contexts.
Week 1: Introduction to the City State of Venice, La Serenissima, created out of inhospitable marsh land with few natural resources yet became one of the wealthiest states in Europe. Carpaccio, Lion of St Mark; Bellini, Procession in the Piazza di S. Marco; Bellini, Portrait of Doge Loredan; Titian, the Assunta
Week 2: Giovanni and Gentile Bellini, their influence on Venetian painting, Young Woman at her Toilet, Madonna with Saints
Week 3: Giorgione and the birth of the female Nude, Venus, the Tempest, Laura; Carpaccio and the influence of Netherlandish art, Dream of St Ursula, Healing of the Possessed Man
Week 4: Titian, his early career, The Assunta, The Three Ages of Man, Venus Rising from the Sea
Week 5: Titian, his later career, Diana and Actaeon, Diana and Callisto, Portrait of Charles V
Week 6: Tintoretto, painter to the ┐middling folk┐, Finding the Body of St Mark, Miracle of the Slave, Christ Carried to the Tomb
Week 7: Veronese, painter to the nobility, The Feast in the House of Levi, The Wedding at Cana, The Family of Darius before Alexander
Week 8: Lorenzo Lotto, The Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome, Peter, Francis and an Unidentified Female Saint, Venetian Woman in the Guise of Lucretia; Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of the Kings, St Roche among the Plague Victims
Week 9: Venetian courtesans, neither lady nor whore; Titian, Flora, The Venus of Urbino, Paris Bordon, Venetian Women at Their Toilet
Week 10: visit to the National Gallery of Scotland
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| 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 sixteenth-century Venetian painting
- demonstrate a familiarity with the artists responsible for the work, and their contexts
- understand the role of the international art market in the dissemination of Venetian painting
- critically engage with the historical circumstances and extant evidence.
|Clark, Michael, Bowron, Edgar and Butterfield, Andrew, 2010. Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting. Newhaven CT: Yale University Press.|
Gombrich, E., 1995. The Story of Art. Oxford: Phaidon.
Humfrey, P., 1995. Painting in Renaissance Venice. Newhaven CT Yale University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||┐ Critical thinking.
┐ Analysis of sources.
┐ Written and oral communication.
|Course organiser||Dr Sally Crumplin
|Course secretary||Mr Benjamin McNab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832