Renaissance and Reformation with David Brindley

Ref: C3533095

The century from 1450 - 1550 was momentous. A new way of doing art and of seeing human beings and their environment; the discovery of the ‘New World’; fresh insights into faith and the upheaval that created; and the end of the middle ages and the birth of modern Europe. This course investigates Renaissance art in Southern and Northern Europe and traces the birth and development of the Reformation. The art of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and van Eyck and the thought of Luther and Calvin together with the reforms of Henry VIII all feature in this extensively illustrated course. The lasting effects of these two movements in our own day is also explored.

Course aim

This course examines the impact of the Renaissance and the Reformation on art, faith and history. Extensively illustrated it traces the main developments as the Middle Ages came to a close and the modern world was born.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No previous knowledge needed.

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

  • understand the contexts which led to the developments known as the Renaissance the the Reformation.
  • describe the main themes and styles of Renaissance art.
  • set in context the upheavals in Church and State in Tudor England.
  • understand the impact of the renaissance and Reformation on today.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing needed.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Renaissance and Reformation with David Brindley

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