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Art of the Italian Renaissance

young blonde woman of the renaissance in profile against a black background wearing elaborate headdress
A Young Woman of Fashion by Paolo Uccello (1397-1475) oil on panel. 
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Course Description

A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the major artistic centers of Italy (Florence, Rome, Venice, Milan and the Northern Courts) during the 15th and 16th centuries. In addition to examining artworks by some of the most important artists of the period - Leonard da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian - this course considers larger themes raised by these works and gives attention to the conditions within which the works were originally produced and viewed.

This painting is held in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Please visit if you have the chance.

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