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MALS 632 - Images of Nature in the Renaissance

3.00 credit hours
For the ancients, nature was a kind of divinity intrinsically related to human beings. Now, nature is a thing apart, to be studied, analyzed and mined for resources. In the Renaissance, however, there was no clear agreement as to the nature of nature; instead, there was a thousand and one novel and fascinating conceptions all jostling for supremacy. Alchemists, philosophers, playwrights and artists all painted nature with their own brush and contributed to the modern understanding. Examining the splendid array of imagery and argument around nature in the Renaissance, students see the origins of our own assumptions and prejudices about nature and question them, as well.


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