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Art in Renaissance Venice

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This free course, Art in Renaissance Venice, considers the art of Renaissance Venice and how such art was determined in many ways by the city's geographical location and ethnically diverse population. Studying Venice and its art offers a challenge to the conventional notion of Renaissance art as an entirely Italian phenomenon.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • be aware of the art and culture of fifteenth-century Venice
  • be aware of the nature of cultural exchange in Renaissance Europe
  • understand how Venetian art challenges the canonical view of Renaissance art as a purely western European phenomenon
  • start to develop skills in critical visual analysis based on the study of selected images of Renaissance art
  • understand the geographical, political and commercial forces that set Venice at the centre of a broad network of trade and power relations and the complex ways these were reflected in Venetian art and architecture.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 02/08/2019

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