Undergraduate Seminar: Renaissance Walls & Wall Paintings
M 9-12P, 425 DOE LIBRARY
The study of wall painting unites some of the most defining elements of Renaissance artistic practices: Questions of patronage, spirituality, materiality and illusionism, architecture, time, and narrative arise from the many options of decorating walls with frescoes. We will examine the changes from Medieval traditions, Cimabue, and Giotto to the classical Renaissance examples (Fra Angelico, Ghirlandaio, Gozzoli, Pisanello, Mantegna, the Ferrarese painters, Botticelli, Perugino, Raphael, Michelangelo) and their impact on later re-inventions of walls and wall decoration (Leonardo, Palladio, the Carracci, Correggio, Giulio Romano, Veronese, Rubens, Tiepolo).
This course fulfills the following Major requirements: Geographical areas (A) and Chronological period (II).