Studies in 16th Century Italian Art:
Meaning in the Making
T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
210 Tappan
3 Credit Seminar

In this seminar we will investigate representation as a phenomenon of production as well as conceptualization. Art historians have to consider how meaning is constructed by the very process of making. Several classes will attend to theories and models of artistic creativity but in concrete and historical terms (eg grammar; necromancy; Narcissus). The conditions and materials of production are also central (eg pigments; self-portraiture; use of models). The focus will be the visual culture of early modern Europe (c.1400-1700), but perspectives from other disciplines and fields are welcome.

Estimated cost of materials: $50 or more, but less than $100.