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HA3A2 - Art in Venice & Northern Italy 1100-1600

  • Module code: HA3A2
  • Module name: Art in Venice & Northern Italy 1100-1600
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 45

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The course examines the art and architecture of Venice in the light of its unique physical, political and cultural situation. The city's links with the Byzantine empire, its status as a maritime republic and its distinctive political situation fostered a culture different from those of other Italian cities and which can be studied as a discrete entity. The relationship between art and its various contexts will be studied in detail using the physical evidence of the city and its past. The influence of Venice on art in the terraferma will also be examined through, for example, study trips to Padua, Verona, Vicenza and the villas of the Veneto.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the technical procedures and practices involved in the manufacture of art and architecture in Venice during the period. They will understand the key artistic debates affecting Venetian artists during the Renaissance alongside the circumstances surrounding the commissioning, production and consumption of the key works of art produced during the period.

Timetabled teaching activities

Taught in Venice

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
45 CATS (Module code: HA3A2-45)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) 5000 word essay 40%
  Oral Presentation 10%
  3 hour examination 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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