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ART 208 Art History: Renaissance in Northern Europe

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: A study of the painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts in France, Germany, and the Netherlands during the Renaissance and Reformation (1400 to 1600) including the work of major artists such as Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, Hans Holbein the Younger, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Focus is on altarpiece painting and sculpture, portraiture, the development of printing techniques, the impact of the Protestant Reformation on art, and the influence of Italian Renaissance art in the north. The class may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Even years. PLV: TBA.


3 credits