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The Art of Renaissance Rome

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.


Available Dates:

We have 1 upcoming course

26 January 2015
(Mondays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Code:
AAA14A5045A
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Frequency:
Mondays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Duration:
10 weekly meetings
Tutor(s):
Dr Angela Morelli
Venue:
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
Cardiff
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
Cost:
£147.00 (Concessionary Fee £118.00)
Funding options

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course explores the art of Renaissance Rome and will focus on the work of specific artists. It aims to provide an introduction to one of the most splendid cities and eras in European civilization, a period that witnessed unparalleled creativity and productivity in the arts. It will examine (among others) the work of Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo, and will include sessions on papal patronage which consider figures such as Nicholas V, Sixtus IV, Alexander VI and Julius II.

Course schedule

Week 1

Introduction: What is the Renaissance?

Module overview

Week 2

Popes Martin V – Nicholas V

This will examine works of art created during 1417-1455 and includes artists such as Alberti, Masolino, Masaccio, Fra Angelico and Donatello

Week 3

Popes Calixtus III – Paul II and quiz

This session concentrates on art created during 1455-71 and includes artists such as Paulo Romano and Mino Da Fiesole

Week 4

Popes Sixtus IV – Innocent VIII: part 1

We will focus on works of art created during 1471-92 and includes frescoes from the Sistine Chapel by artists including: Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Perugino

Week 5

Popes Sixtus IV – Innocent VIII: part 2

We will focus on works of art created during 1471-92 and includes frescoes from the Sistine Chapel by artists including: Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Perugino

Week 6

Popes Alexander VI – Pius III

This week we will concentrate on the frescoes of the Borgia rooms by Pinturicchio

Week 7

Julius II: part 1

This week is the first of two classes concentrating on the patronage of Pope Julius II, this includes artists such as Raphael and Michelangelo

Week 8

Julius II: part 2

This classes continues exploring the patronage of Pope Julius II, this includes artists such as Raphael and Michelangelo

Week 9

Leo X

This week looks at the work created Leonardo Da Vinci when he was in Rome

Week 10

Module recap

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in the topic. No previous knowledge is assumed.

Learning and Teaching

There will be a mixture of short lectures and discussion, the precise proportion to be determined by the needs of the students enrolled. Also we will discuss examples and case-studies. This will encourage the development of knowledge and understanding of the ideas and concepts discussed in the course. Intellectual skills will be encouraged through participation in class discussion, reading and coursework.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

You will not have a formal examination but you will be asked to produce some written work (at the tutor’s discretion, part of the assessment may be by a presentation):

Either:

3 short written assignments (1500 words in total): you will choose three paintings and interpret and critically evaluate each. These will be written using formal academic language with accurate and consistent referencing.

Or:

Essay (1500 words): you will choose a topic covered during the module. This could include an analysis of a specific artist. This will demonstrate your skills at identifying, interpreting and evaluating the material discussed. This will be written using formal academic language, in an essay structure with accurate and consistent referencing.

Reading suggestions

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cf.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on

(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cf.ac.uk/learn or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.