Odyssey: Artistic Achievements of the Italian Renaissance

This course outlines the historical circumstances of how the Renaissance came about in Italy. It starts with Nicola Pisano in Pisa, with an emphasis on his marble pulpit, and moves to the Arena Chapel in Padua by Giotto consisting of a set of frescoes (1302-1305) that revolutionized the art of painting. This sets the stage for the Quattrocento (1400) and the art of Lorenzo Ghiberti who worked on two bronze doors for the Baptistry in Florence. The course then moves to the Cinquecento (1500) and its achievements, referring not only to painting but also to sculpture. The three greatest protagonists of the period will be studied in detail: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), and Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520). The course ends with art in Venice focusing on Titian, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Bellini, among others. The lectures are in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, rich in images that invite questions and discussion.

910.823.01 Homewood campus
Mondays, March 18 to April 22, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $149 (six sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff get 80% remission; spouse, 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for registration details.