Steven E Bunn
ART H 366
An overview of Netherlandish, French, and German art in the context of cultural developments circa 1400-1570.
This class surveys the painting and graphic arts of artists working north of the Alps during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Artists of the Low Countries and German-speaking regions will be emphasized, including Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. We will study individual styles, trends in iconography, the impact of naturalism and realism as visual approaches, patronage, and the social, religious, political, and personal influences that impacted the arts of the period.
Student learning goals
Identify major works of art and their artistic, creative, or cultural significance
Understand iconographic and visual approaches employed by northern Renaissance artists
Analyze scholarly discourses that have shaped our understanding of artworks
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion
Art History 202, Art History 203, or other courses in art history recommended.
Class assignments and grading
Midterm and final examinations