This course surveys visual culture across Europe from ca. 1300 to ca. 1580, a period marked by revolutionary technical innovations, intellectual concepts and practices, and attitudes toward the making and nature of art – changes that spurred early modern intellectuals and historians to characterize the period’s cultural developments as a ‘Renaissance’ (French for ‘rebirth’). While focusing on Renaissance art in northern and southern Europe, we will also note its global connections across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The course covers a range of artistic production including frescoes, portraits, sculpture, and prints.