Art History: The High Renaissance

Ref: C2420055

The High Renaissance - the genius of da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and others & how they revolutionised western art. In this course we will delve into the minds of these complicated geniuses, examine their art work and their relationships with patrons and society.

Course aim

The High Renaissance - The course will cover the Giants of the early Cinquecento - da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Giorgione & a few others. We will discuss their art work, their society and personalities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Understand the great works of the High Renaissance.
  • Have knowledge of how a work of art is created.
  • Learn about issues affecting the artists and their society.

How will I be taught?

  • Students are welcome to discuss works of art and give their opinions.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • The teacher will answer questions and clarify any points that are not clear. And encourage students to have the confidence to analyse works of art.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Art History: The High Renaissance


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