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  1. Textbooks 2 items
    1. Art in Renaissance Italy - J. T. Paoletti, G. M. Radke 2011

      Book 

  2. Week 1 1 item
    Introduction
    1. Textbook reading 1 item
      1. Art in Renaissance Italy - J. T. Paoletti, G. M. Radke 2011

        Book  Pages 41-5

  3. Week 2 11 items
    Presentation question: What technical and aesthetic innovations did Gothic architecture embody? How did these develop between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries?
    1. Textbook reading 1 item
    2. Primary source 1 item
      1. A Documentary history of art - Elizabeth Gilmore Holt 1981-1982

        Book  Read 'Abbot Suger', pp. 22-48 (digitised).

    3. Question about primary source 1 item
      1. Why did Suger write his account of the patronage of the abbey church of St-Denis?

    4. Further bibliography 8 items
      1. Gothic architecture - Paul Frankl, Paul Crossley (rev.) 2000

        Book 

      2. German Gothic Church architecture - Norbert Nussbaum, Scott Kleager (trans.) 2000

        Book 

  4. Week 3 8 items
    Presentation question: Compare the style and treatment of Giotto’s Ognissanti Madonna, (1306-10), Uffizi to the Byzantine early thirteenth-century Virgin and Child, Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai.
    1. Textbook reading 1 item
      1. Art in Renaissance Italy - J. T. Paoletti, G. M. Radke 2011

        Book  Pages 72-7, 199-106

    2. Primary source 1 item
      1. Renaissance art reconsidered: an anthology of primary sources - Carol M. Richardson, Kim Woods, Michael W. Franklin 2007

        Book  Read section 2.5.6, 'The commission of the Venetian ruler of Nauplio for a pala d’altare', pp. 231-33 (digitised).

    3. Question about primary source 1 item
      1. Which formal elements did the pala d'altare commissioned by Giovanni Nani consist of?

    4. Further bibliography 5 items
  5. Week 4 17 items
    Presentation question: What is the relationship between ‘realism’ and ‘symbolism’ in the Arnolfini portrait?
    1. Textbook reading 1 item
    2. Primary source 1 item
    3. Question about primary source 1 item
      1. Compare and contrast the way Facius characterises the work of the painters Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden.

    4. Further bibliography 14 items
      1. Hubert and Jan Van Eyck - Elisabeth Dhanens 1982

        Book 

      2. Investigating Jan van Eyck - Sue Jones, Delphine Cool 2000

        Book 

      3. Jan van Eyck: the play of realism - Craig Harbison 2012

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. Early Netherlandish painting: its origins and character - Erwin Panofsky 1971

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      5. Early Netherlandish paintings: rediscovery, reception, and research - Bernhard Ridderbos, Anne van Buren, Henk van Veen 2005

        Book 

  6. Week 5 14 items
    Presentation question: What innovations can be seen in the book painting of Herat during the second half of the fifteenth century? How can Kamal al-Din Bihzad’s role in this development be assessed?
    1. To read 3 items
      Primary source
      1. Question about primary source:

        What information does the Arzadasht provide about the division of work in the Timurid atelier at Herat?

      2. Lentz, Thomas W. 'Changing Worlds: Bihzad and the New Painting'. In Persian Masters: Five Centuries of Painting'. Edited by Sheila R. Canby. Bombay, 1990, 39–54. On order.
        (This reading will be supplied on MMS.)

    2. Further bibliography 11 items
      1. Bihzad: master of Persian painting - Ebadollah Bāhari 1996

        Book 

      2. Persian painting - Sheila R. Canby 2005

        Book 

      3. Gray, Basil, and O.F. Akimushkin (eds). The Arts of the Book in Central Asia: 14th-16th Centuries. Paris, 1979. On order

      4. Peerless images: Persian painting and its sources - Eleanor Sims, B. I. Marshak, Ernst J. Grube 2002

        Book 

  7. Week 6 - Independent Learning Week 1 item
    1. (No tutorial)

  8. Week 7 9 items
    Presentation question: Discuss the ways in which Brunelleschi effected a revolution in Florentine architecture in the first half of the fifteenth century.
    1. Textbook reading 1 item
      1. Art in Renaissance Italy - J. T. Paoletti, G. M. Radke 2011

        Book  Pages 203-7, 215-9, 277-8

    2. Primary source 1 item
      1. Renaissance art reconsidered: an anthology of primary sources - Carol M. Richardson, Kim Woods, Michael W. Franklin 2007

        Book  Read section 1.4.2, 'Brunelleschi's practice of architecture', pp. 85-90 (digitised).

    3. Question about primary source 1 item
      1. According to Manetti, what did Brunelleschi study in Rome and why?

    4. Further bibliography 6 items
      1. Brunelleschi: the complete work - Eugenio Battisti 1981

        Book 

      2. Brunelleschi - Fanelli, Giovanni 1980

        Book 

      3. Filippo Brunelleschi, 1377-1446 - Peter J. Gärtner 1998

        Book 

      4. An outline of European architecture - Pevsner, Nikolaus 1973

        Book 

  9. Week 8 10 items
    Presentation question: Compare Frans Floris’s Fall of the Rebel Angels (Antwerp) and Pieter Bruegel’s Fall of the Rebel Angels (Brussels) in terms of their style and iconography.
    1. Textbook reading 2 items
      1. Art in Renaissance Italy - J. T. Paoletti, G. M. Radke 2011

        Book  Pages 238-40, 347-8

    2. Primary source 1 item
      1. The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri: Vol. 1 - Inferno - Robert M. Durling (trans.), Dante Alighieri 1997 (electronic book)

        Book  Read canto 34, lines 37-69.

    3. Question about primary source 1 item
      1. Compare Dante's account with the paintings by Floris and Bruegel. How do the painters evoke the terrors of hell?

    4. Further bibliography 6 items
      1. Oxford Art Online

        Webpage  Please check the entries for Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Frans Floris the Elder in Grove Art Online.

      2. Chapter 12, The Apocalypse Of Saint John (Revelation)

        Chapter  Also read the description of the fall of the rebel angels in the Bible (especially Rev. 12:7-9 and 20:2).

      3. Bruegel - Walter S. Gibson 1977

        Book 

  10. Week 9 10 items
    Presentation question: Compare Andrea Mantegna and Leonardo da Vinci as painters with a scientific approach.
    1. Textbook reading 1 item
      1. Art in Renaissance Italy - J. T. Paoletti, G. M. Radke 2011

        Book  Pages 282-3, 354-61, 371-5

    2. Primary source 1 item
      1. Renaissance art reconsidered: an anthology of primary sources - Carol M. Richardson, Kim Woods, Michael W. Franklin 2007

        Book  Read section 1.2.7, 'Leonardo da Vinci on single-point and aerial perspective', pp. 51-58 (digitised).

    3. Question about primary source 1 item
      1. Distill from Leonardo's writings at least three rules about the workings of perspective (linear or aerial).

    4. Further bibliography 7 items
      1. The genius of Andrea Mantegna - Keith Christiansen 2009

        Book 

      2. Leonardo - Martin Kemp 2011

        Book 

      3. Andrea Mantegna - Jane Martineau 1992

        Book 

  11. Week 10 14 items
    Presentation question: To what extent can Michelangelo’s style of painting be described as ‘sculptural’?
    1. Textbook reading 1 item
      1. Art in Renaissance Italy - J. T. Paoletti, G. M. Radke 2011

        Book  Pages 396-411, 452-5

    2. Primary source 1 item
      1. Italian art, 1500-1600: Sources and documents - Robert Klein, Henri Zerner 2001

        Book  Read 'Michelangelo's letter to Benedetto Varchi (Rome, 1549)', pp. 13-14 (digitised).

    3. Question about primary source 1 item
      1. Which art form (painting or sculpture) does Michelangelo rate first, and with what arguments?

    4. Further bibliography 11 items
      1. Michelangelo sculptor - Cristina Acidini Luchinat, Aurelio Amendola, Sylvia Adrian Notini (trans.) 2010

        Book 

      2. Michelangelo - Anthony Hughes 1997

        Book 

      3. Michelangelo (Buonarroti) - Caroline Elam, Anthony Hughes

        Article 

      4. An introduction to Italian sculpture: Pt. 3: Italian High Renaissance and Baroque sculpture - John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy 1986

        Book  Previous editions also available in the Library.

  12. Week 11 1 item
    1. Revision.

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