The Renaissance myth: How We Got Art History Wrong

Students are being tasked with challenging the ‘accepted’ history of the Renaissance being a product of Italy, with art Historian Waldemar Januszczack pitching the notion that the artists of Bruges, the so-called ‘Flemish Primitives’, were among the pioneers of this revolutionary era.  Students were introduced to this with an examination of the work of Jan Van Eyck and his ‘Arnolfini Portrait’.

We will work towards establishing a case that either supports, challenges or offers an alternate theory on this age of rebirth in the arts, literature, education, and architecture.

Matthew Broughton
mbroughton@isps.edu.tt
Class: AP Art History

 

Matthew Broughton
mbroughton@isps.edu.tt
Class: AP Art History