Ninth module for GNED 1201 (Aesthetic Experience and Ideas). This one mainly covers the late or high Renaissance. It begins with the political context of the early 16th Century in Italy. The presentation then focuses in depth on the three great Renaissance masters: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The presentation ends by trying to make an argument that Raphael is as an artist, the ideal artistic archetype for contemporary students.
This course is a required general education course for all first-year students at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. My version of the course is structured as a kind of Art History and Culture course. Some of the content overlaps with my other Gen Ed course.