Medieval to Renaissance: The Evolution of Botanical Illustration
This course surveys the astonishing historical range and visual diversity of the art of depicting flowers and other plants in paintings, prints and drawings. From early times through the Medieval and the Renaissance, plants have been an important theme for artists and illustrators in Europe, the Americas and the East. We will explore this fascinating history from early rather stiff and unnatural illustrations of medieval herbals and codices into the 18th Century when the Linnaean style of drawing brought a more accurate and clinical portrayal of plants inspiring what came to be known as the ‘golden period’ of botanical illustration.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).