(Re)naissance: Europe Between the 15th and 17th Century

Course description: The Renaissance is a period of intellectual, philosophical and artistic revival that swept over Europe between the 15th and 17th century. Focusing primarily on the Italian and Northern Renaissance, this course will take on the French word “naissance” in its literal sense meaning “birth”. Through lectures we will examine various elements of this intellectual rebirth by tracing their origins in Greco-Roman antiquity.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

What you will learn:

  • A greater understanding of the roots of one of the most influential humanist movements in Western art history.

  • The importance of Greco-Roman literature and its legacy in Renaissance art.

  • Common symbols taken from antiquity.

  • The multidisciplinary approach to visual arts in the 15th-17th century.