ARTHC 325

Northern Renaissance Art

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century art in northern Europe.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Art Research and Writing Skills

Learning Outcome

Students will develop art historical research skills by conducting advanced research focused on a single work of art produced in the north of Europe during the Renaissance period. Students will apply methodological approaches acquired in ARTHC 300 to their topic. Students will situate their informed, original ideas within the best art historical publications on their subject. Students will demonstrate familiarity with advanced research skills and best research practices as taught by the course professor and supported by the HBLL Art History research guides. Students will apply the formatting of an acceptable style guide with exactness to the completed research paper.  

Title

Northern Renaissance Art: 1400 to 1600

Learning Outcome

Students will acquire a solid foundation in the historical context of the art of northern European art from ca. 1400 to 1600. They will be able to articulate the characteristics of the styles, processes, ideologies, and philosophies of key artists working in the Low Countries, France, and Germany during the Renaissance era. Students will become conversant with select works of art in terms of style, patronage, reception, and meaning.  They will also be able to evaluate the effects of cultural, political, economic, religious, and social factors on northern Renaissance art.