Course DescriptionNo era of artistic achievement is as renowned as the Renaissance, and 15th-century Italy is the centre of this cultural explosion. The supreme works created in Florence, Rome, Venice, and other Italian cities by such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian have no parallel in history. We will study these key artists and their contributions to art history including mathematical perspective, rediscovery of the classical elements, and their relentless search for the perfection of balance and harmony. Along with the aesthetic and stylistic qualities of the works, we will discuss the historical, political, and religious context in which this art was created.
Marina Fischer, MA, studied history of art, classics and ancient history at the University of Calgary. Her research and interests focus on art, architecture, ancient world, numismatics, early Christianity, and gender studies. Marina works as Curatorial Assistant at Nickle Galleries, Library and Cultural Resources, at the University of Calgary Library and shares her passion for teaching through her Continuing Education courses.