What is the course about?
The golden panels of the Sienese masters are immediately identifiable but why was their work so different? Today we explore the art of Siena, its world, its symbolism and how it was made.
What will we cover?
• Key Sienese artists
• Materials, techniques and iconography
• The social and historical background to the art of Siena.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Have a good understanding of the context of the art of Siena
• Describe three key characteristics of Sienese art in the late 13th and early 14th centures
• List three key artists associated with Siena in this period.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught with short lectures, discussions, and guided tasks.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to bring a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might also be interested in:
VB131 - Italian Renaissance drawing: design, form and function
VB427 - The rise and fall of the Italian Renaissance
VB464 - In depth: early Renaissance.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details