Early Renaissance Sculpture in Italy



Sculpture was forever transformed in the Western European history of art by the developments which we see coming out of Italy. Most histories start the clock on the revolutions from fifteenth-century Florence- linear perspective and the reclamation of the Classical male nude are some of them-, but this course places them in the context of Classicizing artworks which came before; specifically, we will look at examples from Romanesque Modena and Medieval Pisa. Through this course, we will see how sculpture in Western Europe would evolve from its Medieval characteristics into new distinctlyRenaissance forms.