Year course
Late Medieval to Early Renaissance: 1250-1500

Tuesday 19 September 2017 - Tuesday 10 July 2018

  • Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - Tuesday, 10 July 2018

  • 11.10 – 15.30 (over 3 terms)

  • Seminar Room 1

  • Course price £640.00 - £2,150.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Examine the visual arts in an era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change. Chart important stylistic developments from High Gothic to the renaissance revival of classical antiquity, the rise of realistic representation and the emergence of artistic personalities. Study the work of well-known painters, sculptors and architects alongside the decorative arts, including tapestry, stained glass, goldsmiths’ work and majolica.

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Dr Paula Nuttall

Course Director Dr Paula Nuttall

Dr Paula Nuttall is an art historian and lecturer specialising in the renaissance, and has taught on the Medieval and Renaissance Year Course since its inception in 1993. She gained her B.A. and Ph.D at the Courtauld Institute of Art, writing her doctoral thesis on artistic relations between the Netherlands and Italy.

The lecturers are excellent and very informative. I've enjoyed it all. 2016/17 Year Course Student
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• Term tickets available by calling +44 (0)20 7942 2000 • Refreshments served • Over 60s discount available, plus concessions for ES40 holders and registered disabled people • Certificate option available

Course Overview

Autumn Term

12 weeks, 19 September – 5 December 2017

1250 – 1350

The era 1250 – 1350 was dominated by religious life, shaping the form and function of art. It also saw social change, with towns emerging as centres of patronage, and a dawning interest in Antiquity. The courtly gothic style spread from Paris across Europe. In Italy Giotto evolved a new, realistic visual language.

Spring Term (day tickets on sale now)

11 weeks, 9 January – 20 March 2018

1350 – 1440

While in 1350 – 1450 gothic reached its apogee, new artistic ideas emerged. North and south, artists explored naturalistic representation, notably Van Eyck in Flanders and Donatello and Masaccio in Florence. In Italy, the classically inspired ideas of the Renaissance flowered, influencing style across the visual arts.

Summer Term (term tickets on sale now)

13 weeks, 17 April – 10 July 2018

1450 – 1500

Between 1450-1500 Florentine innovations spread to northern Italy and Venice, while Netherlandish influence spread across Europe. Antiquity inspired new art forms and subjects, including Botticelli’s mythologies for the Medici family, while new technologies, notably printmaking, impacted consumption and production.

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Year course: Late Medieval to Early Renaissance: 1250-1500

19 September 2017 - 10 July 2018

£640.00 - £2,150.00

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Spring Term (day tickets on sale now): 1350 – 1440

9 January – 20 March 2018

£910.00

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Spring Term (day tickets on sale now) single days

9 January – 20 March 2018

£80.00

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Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)