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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
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AH 324 Seminar: Art and the Italian Renaissance Court

This course provides an in-depth examination of painting, buildings, sculpture, and manuscripts produced in the Italian Renaissance courts of the fourteenth through early sixteenth centuries.  It was at this time that princely figures relied on art and architecture to bolster their claim to power and to display their wealth, piety, and learning.  A focus on the courtly centers of Mantua, Urbino, Ferrara, and Milan will not only reveal how these princes used the arts to legitimate their own right to rule, but also how artists and objects circulated between the courts as part of a complex network of patronage and political alliances