ARTH 7019OL - Renaissance Art in Northern Europe
Online - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ARTH 7019OL Course Renaissance Art in Northern Europe Coordinating Unit Art History Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Online Units 6 Contact Up to 3 hours per week online Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites ARTH 7001 or ARTH 7001OL for Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Art History only Incompatible ARTH 7019 Assumed Knowledge ARTH 7001 or ARTH 7001OL Course Description This course examines the production of art in northern Europe between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries during the Renaissance, with a particular focus on Flanders and the Netherlands (the 'Low Countries'), Germany, Switzerland, and France. The invention of the printing press, impact of the Protestant Reformation, and cultural encounters with Italian Renaissance artists, patrons, and humanists provide a dynamic framework for interpreting works of art that contextualises innovations in materials and techniques and the development of new themes and genres in sacred and secular northern European art.
Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the artistic, social, and political contexts framing Northern Renaissance art. 2 Evaluate and synthesise art historical scholarship to develop insightful research questions and formulate independent arguments and logical conclusions in writing and speaking about art. 3 Collaborate in small group discussions online to conceptualise and interrogate complex issues and ideas cooperatively. 4 Employ professional standards of speaking and writing about art in preparation for higher-level studies and career pathways relating to Art History and Museum Studies. 5 Engage with diverse material and digital objects with respect for past social and cultural standards of representation and current issues and ideas concerning reception. 6 Analyse works of art formally as both primary material objects and reproductions in high-resolution digital images using specialist databases and disciplinary specific skills. 7 Demonstrate the ability to discuss images and objects with objectivity and respect for different ways of seeing art.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 5, 6, 7
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
2, 3, 5, 6
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
3, 4, 7
Required ResourcesPrescribed weekly readings will be available on MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesThe following books offer useful background reading:
- Chipps Smith, Jeffrey. The Northern Renaissance. London: Phaidon, 2004.
- Harbison, Craig. The Art of the Northern Renaissance. London: Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1995.*
- Harbison, Craig. The Mirror of the Artist. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1995*
- Nash, Susie. Northern Renaissance Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Online LearningTutorials are held on Zoom and all course materials are accessible on MyUni:
- Pre-recorded lectures (Echo360)
- Image PowerPoints
- Discussion board
- Assessment task instructions
- Assignment submission (Turnitin)
- External resources (academic databases; museum and gallery websites; podcasts; youtubes)
- BSL resources
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is conducted online using Zoom for fortnightly tutorials and MyUni for essential course resources and flexible self-directed learning. In addition, there will be one face-to-face learning experience during semester.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Structured Learning Online Total Hours 1 x 1-hour lecture recording per week 12 hours 2 hours online activities 24 hours 36 hours per semester Self-Directed Learning Online Total Hours 8 hours reading per week 96 hours 8 hours research per week 96 hours 7 hours assignment preparation per week 84 hours 276 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 312 HOURS PER SEMESTER
Learning Activities Summary
Topic Schedule Week 1 Introduction to Course Week 2 Rethinking Northern Renaissance Art Week 3 Flemish art in the Fifteenth Century Week 4 From Altarpieces to Devotional Images Week 5 Portraits and Patrons Week 6 Pioneers of Printmaking Week 7 Germany and the Low Countries in the Sixteenth Century Week 8 Reformation and Iconoclasm Week 9 Swiss Art and War Week 10 Cultural Encounters North and South of the Alps Week 11 From Still Life to Landscape Week 12 Course Conclusion
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Visual Analysis Formative and Summative
20% 1, 4, 5, 7 Case Study Formative and Summative During semester 35% 1, 2, 4, 5 Research Essay Formative and Summative After semester 45% 1-7
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
Assessment Task Description Visual Analysis Students will be required to write a comparative visual analysis of two works of art (1,000 words). Case Study Students will be required to write a short essay on a prescribed thematic case study (1,500 words). Research Essay Students will be required to write a Research essay on a negotiated topic related to the course content for approval by the Course Coordinator (3,500 words).
SubmissionAssessment tasks must be submitted using Turnitin on MyUni by midnight of the due date.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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