Italian Art 1500-1600 The High Renaissance and After

Ref: C2224492

Michelangelo’s followers developed the expressive qualities of their master’s style, which became known as Mannerism. Raphael also had influential followers both in architecture and in painting. Florence remained a centre but Rome began to overtake it as the location of patronage in the arts. This was also a great age of Venetian art with the mature work of Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, while innovative architects worked both in the city itself and in the growing area of terra firma that came under its dominance. This is the context in which Palladio flourished. We will also look at the way that sculpture developed in dazzling ways during this period.

Course aim

This course looks at the later sixteenth century, the flowering of the Venetian school (Titian and Veronese), the growth of Mannerism and the triumphs of Palladio.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Define the concept of Mannerism and give examples of it in painting and sculpture
  • Trace some of the developments in architecture in the sixteenth century
  • Discuss what Palladio brought to the architecture of Venice and the surrounding area
  • Identify the main qualities of Venetian painting in the age of Titian and Veronese

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Italian Art 1500-1600 The High Renaissance and After Course Outline

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