Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Steven E Bunn
ART H 366
Seattle Campus

Northern Renaissance Art

An overview of Netherlandish, French, and German art in the context of cultural developments circa 1400-1570.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Art History 202, Art History 203, or other courses in art history recommended.

Class assignments and grading

written work
on-line assignments

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Course Website
Last Update by Steven E Bunn
Date: 02/14/2014