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At the end of this module, students should be able to demonstrate the following:
- an ability to regularly and punctually engage with classes, work to set deadlines, perform under exam test conditions without class notes, and submit original, non-plagiarised work in accordance with the standards expected at university.
- familiarity and understanding of a range of recommended texts and critical/ theoretical sources relevant to the course.
- a historical appreciation of Venice, its history, culture, and artistic development particularly with regard to painting, and the position of Venetian art within a wider Italian, and occasionally European, context.
- an understanding of how Venice's artistic development relates to its environmental, social and geo-political situation.
- the ability to articulate an appreciation of the particular technical characteristics of the art of Venice, and identify, date, and critically analyse the work of its leading practitioners.
- further develop connoisseurial skills vital to a competency in the history of art, and with particular relevance to prominent Venetian artists and architects.
Classes will cover the following topics:
- the myth of Venice as an ideal city
- the corporate ethos of the city as reflected through art patronage
- the iconography of the Virgin and St Mark as civic mascots
- the portrayal of the Venetian cityscape in paintings and prints
- the architectural development of Venice
- artistic portrayals of the sociopolitical situation in sixteenth-century Venice, including representations of poverty and disease
- the rise of villa culture and the work of Andrea Palladio
- the careers of Titian and his immediate rivals
- the particular technical characteristics of Venetian painting
- the role of sculpture
- the decline of Venice in the eighteenth century
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Field Trip/External Visits||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: A mid-term written essay - details tbc||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: A 2 hr written examination to be held in December 2022.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback will be given to students following the submission of their continuous assessement.
|Ms Rachel Healy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Mark Tully||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|