Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Art and Art History

DESCRIPTION Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy in a period of unprecedented achievements which lie at the root of Baroque and subsequent developments. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and the great Venetians receive special consideration.

Study-unit Aims:

The principal aims of this study unit are to help the student to contextualise High Renaissance art and the Mannerist movement vis-a-vis the religious movement within the Catholic Church during that period.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

The study unit is designed to provide the student with a systematic understanding and knowledge of the artistic transformation that took place in Italy during the sixteenth century

2. Skills:

By the end of this study-unit the student will have acquired the necessary competence to better evaluate the benchmarks set by the High Renaissance and the effects of Mannerism.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

S.J. Freedberg, Painting in Italy 1500-1600, Pelican History of Art, 1993

J. Shearman, Mannerism, Pelican, 1969

L. Murray, The High Renaissance and Mannerism, Thames & Hudson, 1993

P. & L. Murray, The Art of the Renaissance, Thames & Hudson, 1997


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Take Home Examination (24 Hours) SEM1 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S John Baptist (Gino) Gauci

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