Venice in the Early Modern World
Tuesday | Thursday: 9:30 - 11:00am
The artistic heritage of Venice is the combined result of unique local geographic conditions and extensive engagement with a larger multi-cultural world. The material cultures of the Mediterranean – from the Islamic marble intarsia of the Ottoman Empire to the Byzantine painting of Venetian Crete – contributed to the formation of a complex tradition of oil painting. The Venetian painters Carpaccio, Bellini, Titian, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Sebastiano del Piombo and Tiepolo not only created works for local religious institutions and churches, their activities beyond the city and the transmission of their art had an impact on the visual cultures of the Spanish Empire, the Counter-Reformation and international aristocratic architectural projects.
This course fulfills the following Major requirements: Geographical areas (A), and Chronological period (II), based on the topic of the final research paper or project.