ART316 Italian Renaissance Art (8)

This subject looks at the extraordinary flowering of Italian Renaissance art which established the conventions which dominated artistic expression until the 20th century. It traces the development from the essentially symbolic art of the Middle Ages to the ideal of the accurate representation of reality, through the use of linear and aerial perspective, architectural perspective, indoor and outdoor scenes, landscape, light sources and shadowing, the use of geometric shapes to model and arrange figures, the use of colour, and religious, civic and classical iconography.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ART316. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have previously completed ART-3008 or ART-3124

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Have developed an understanding of the relative nature of artistic conventions, and understand their origins and uses
  • Be able to recognise different periods, schools and artists by the conventions, techniques and subject matter used.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Artists from Giotto and Botticelli to Michelangelo and Titian are discussed.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.