Year course
Late Medieval to Early Renaissance: 1250-1500

Tuesday 25 September 2018 - Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • Tuesday 25 September 2018 - Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • Seminar Room 3

  • Course price £640.00 - £1,992.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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

Explore the visual arts in all their varied manifestations during this era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change. You will discover the impact of broader issues crucial to artistic developments such as political and social structures, Christian thought and devotional practice, the rediscovery of classical antiquity, and patronage. Investigate the processes and techniques involved in producing works of art and artefacts through case studies of major works of art and their makers.

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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.

It's a pleasure to be here. All of the course lecturers are so very approachable and welcoming. 2017/18 Course Student
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Further Information

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people • Certificate Option available • Term 2 tickets now available

Course Overview

Term 1

12 weeks, 25 September – 11 December 2018

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.

Term 2

13 weeks, 8 January – 2 April 2019

1350 – 1450

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.

Term 3

11 weeks, 30 April – 9 July 2019

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

25 September 2018 - 9 July 2019

£640.00 - £1,992.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Term 3: 1450 – 1500

30 April – 9 July 2019

Term 3 single days

30 April – 9 July 2019

£80.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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