Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2:30–3:50pm; Art 003
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.
• Smith, Jeffrey Chipps. The Northern Renaissance. London: Phaidon, 2004.
This book is available at the UW Bookstore.
Optional, but highly recommended:
• Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing About Art. 10th edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson, 2010.
This book provides information for writing art history papers and general information about how art historians think, talk, and write about art, as well as good ideas for carrying out art historical research. Any edition would be helpful, but the more recent ones have good information about using the internet as a research tool (and notes many of the pitfalls).
- Make-up Exams and Late Work -
Make-up exams–either before or after the scheduled time–will not be given without legitimate documentation of severe illness, family emergency, etc. Extensions for written work will be granted only under similar circumstances. Vacations do not qualify as acceptable reasons for make-up work. Late papers and written assignments will lose 0.5 points per day (for example, a paper due Friday that would receive a 4.0 will receive a 2.5 if turned in on Monday). If you miss a scheduled exam, it is your responsibility to be in touch with the instructor as soon as you are able in order to schedule a make-up.
- Grade Appeals -
Coursework and exams will be returned promptly. If you have any questions about a grade, please discuss the situation with the instructor within a week of receiving it.
Bring a large blue or green exam book to both exams.
For Slide Identifications, all of which will be selected from images on the flashcards, be prepared to supply the following information:
The Final Exam is not cumulative; however, you are expected to bring up examples from the first half of the class to support your answers.
FLASHCARDS AND STUDY MATERIAL:
Flashcards for all required images are posted on the School of Art's Image E-Reserves. The flashcards will form the "primary" set of material that is the basis for slide identifications and essay questions on the exams. However, they will only be a selection of the overall material covered in class lectures, discussions, and readings. The best exam answers will generally refer to other works we have looked at in class or that were part of your readings in order to completely explain themes and ideas. Therefore, always think about how art we have studied that is not included in the flashcard sets compare to those that are.
A user name and password is required for the E-Reserves, Lecture Slides, and some other resources on the course website. A handout will be distributed on the first day of class with this information, and is available from the instructor. All protected pages use the same user name and password.
Within 24 hours of each lecture the images discussed in class will be posted on the Lecture Slides page of the website. You are strongly encouraged to review these frequently, and to coordinate your class notes with these images and assigned readings.
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May 25, 2011 - Here is the Cologne School, Christ Before Pilate. Click to enlarge.
March 30, 2011 - Here is a a link to the scriptorium scene I showed in class today from The Name of the Rose (YouTube).