This course serves as a sequel to the course ‘Van Eyck to Memling: Northern Renaissance Art c.1430-1480’, but also stands as a self-contained course. The ten sessions explore the riches of Northern European art from c.1480-1580; artists including Dürer, Bosch, Holbein and Bruegel will be studied, as well as the prints and sculpture of the period.
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Studies of Renaissance art from around 1480 tend to focus on Italy. This course will examine the contribution of Northern artists to this extraordinary period in European history, artists including Dürer, Bosch, Holbein and Bruegel. The development of printing in the north and the devastating impact of the Reformation, as well as the continuing involvement of civic and religious patrons and the intellectual impetus of humanism, provided both great challenges and great opportunities for artists. The changes created by the fusion of medieval artistic practices and Renaissance concerns makes the period a rich and exciting one. Following on from the course on Van Eyck to Memling: Northern Renaissance Art c.1430-1480, this course will explore the role that art played in the great cultural changes and developments between c.1480-1580, and the way that artists responded to these new challenges.
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