L111 Summer 2018 Northern Renaissance Art
June 20–June 27, July 11–July 18
Instructor: John Gallant
This course looks at northern European Renaissance art before and after the Reformation, from the 14th through the 16th centuries. Northern European art encompasses works produced by artists north of the Alps. This period saw tremendous social upheaval, but it also saw remarkable artistic achievements. We will examine the changing roles of religious art and artistic patronage. We will look at artists including van Eyck, van der Weyden, Durer, Bosch, Bruegel the Elder, and others who have left a legacy of supremely gifted creations.
John Gallant is an avid art history buff, who loves sharing his interest in art. He is a retired computer scientist, software development manager, and adjunct professor of computer science. Gallant received his PhD in computer science from Princeton and has worked at a variety of telecommunications and Internet companies developing new software technology.