Course Description

This course will examine art from the early Christian and Medieval periods through the Renaissance in Italy and in Northern Europe. We will specifically look at Carolinginian, Ottonian, Romanesque, Gothic, Proto-Renaissance, Early Renaissance, High Renaissance, Venetian Renaissance, Mannerist, and Northern Renaissance art. Examine and study the masterpieces of Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Jan Van Eyck; the artistic centres of Florence, Venice and Rome, as well as the magnificent cathedrals and their sculpture, glasswork and murals. Discover the Dark Ages and witness the re-birth of Europe through an immersion in the art of these times.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Critically analyze the art: explain the art in terms of its historical, religious, and iconographic context
  • Identify major monuments and works of art of this period
  • Identify major period styles and the styles of major artists
  • Build a vocabulary with which one can explore art objects and elements of style
  • Explore the rich artistic and historical heritage of the western world through art
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1:00PM to 3:30PM
Apr 17, 2023 to Jun 12, 2023
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $315.00
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

No Class on Monday May 22, 2023 (Victoria Day).

Delivery format and health protocols may change in response to COVID-19. Students will be informed of any changes.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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