PREREQUISITE:ARTH-UA.0001 OR ARTH-UA.0002 OR ARTH-UA.0005 WITH A MINIMUM GRADE OF C, OR AP ARTHIS WITH A MINIMUM SCORE OF 5. SAME AS ARTH-UA.0303.
Addresses painting north of the Alps, ca. 1380–1530, partly late medieval, partly Renaissance. Examines the connection of breathtaking technique and deeply religious aspects of the art to function, symbolic thought, patronage, and changes in the society to which painting was related. Also explains ways in which we write history when most of the vital written documents are missing or destroyed. Artists discussed include Jan van Eyck, the Master of Flemalle, Rogier van der Weyden, Jean Fouquet, Hugo van der Goes, Enguerrand Quarton, Jerome Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, and Hans Holbein.