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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF2108 European Art In the High Renaissance and the Counter Reformation (Renaissance 2)

20 creditsClass Size: 36

Module manager: Dr Urszula Szulakowska
Email: U.S.Szulakowska@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must complete at least 20 credits from the following list of modules: ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042, ARTF2000.

Pre-requisites

ARTF1041Museum/Country House Studies 1
ARTF1042Museum/Country House Studies 2
ARTF1045A Story of Art I
ARTF1046A Story of Art 2
ARTF2000Stories of Art:An Introduction

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

PRE-REQUISITES: Students wishing to take this module as an elective must have completed at least 20 credits from the following modules: ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042 or ARTF2000This module involves an investigation of case studies drawn from the history of the art and architecture of the High Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation, with specific focus on court art. Examples will be drawn from Italy and Northern Europe, as well as permitting individual study of art and architecture from the Spanish peninsula and Eastern Europe. Potential areas of interest may include the patronage of the Medici popes and of Julius II, art and architecture at the courts of the Medici dukes, Raphael/Michelangelo and their followers, Mannerist art and architecture in Rome and Florence, the architecture of Bramante, the esoteric interests of noble patrons and their collections of curiosities, the work of Giulio Romano in Mantua, Titian and his patrons, art theory at the academies of Florence and Rome, the German Reformation and Cranach in Saxony, Holbein and his English patrons, art after the Council of Trent, Caravaggio and his patrons and followers, Palladio and architecture in the Veneto, the court of Fontainebleau and the patronage of Henri IV, Netherlandish mannerism in Brussels and Antwerp, expressionist landscape in Southern Germany, Florentine architects in Russia. An important element of the module is a critical study of the historiography.Assessment: 1 x 1 hour exam (50%) and 1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay (50%).

Objectives

Upon completion of this module students should have gained a detailed understanding of selected examples of the major patrons, artists, art works and architecture of the sixteenth century Renaissance in their cultural, political, social and economic contexts and issues arising from these.

In particular, they should be able to undertake a critical analysis of both visual art-works and of original written texts from this period.

Students should:
- have gained the ability to embark on a sustained debate concerning the historical problems encountered in the module in both written and verbal form;
- be able to organise and carry out an individual programme of research, showing initiative and imagination, as well as an increasing level of scholarly maturity.

Skills outcomes
- Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument
- Use of audio visual aids
- Participation in group discussions
- Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual visual information
- Using bibliographies and databases.


Syllabus

This module involves an investigation of selected case studies drawn from the history of the art and architecture of the High Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation, with a specific focus on court art. Examples will be drawn from the art history of Italy and Northern Europe, as well as permitting individual study of art and architecture from the Spanish peninsula and Eastern Europe, if so desired.

Potential areas of interest may include the patronage of the Medici popes and of Julius II, art and architectural projects at the courts of the Medici dukes in Florence, Michelangelo/Raphael and their followers, Mannerist art and architecture in Rome and Florence, the architecture of Bramante, the esoteric interests of noble patrons and their collections of curiosities, the work of Giulio Romano in Mantua, Titian and his patrons, art theory at the academies of Florence and Rome, the German Reformation and Cranach in Saxony, Holbein and his English patrons, art after the Council of Trent, Caravaggio and his patrons and followers, Palladio and architecture in the Veneto, the court of Fontainebleau and the patronage of Henri IV, Netherlandish mannerism in Brussels and Antwerp, expressionist landscape in Southern Germany, Florentine architects in Russia.

An important element of the module is a critical study of the historiography of this period, examining the writings of historians such as Friedlander, Berenson, Warburg, de Tolnay, Benesch, Chastel, Battisti, Bialostocki.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture102.0020.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

150 hours - class preparation including researching textual and visual materials/reading/preparation
30 hours - essay research and writing.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- attendance
- participation in a group presentation
- participation in class discussion.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 3,000 word essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/12/2010

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