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Michelangelo and the Art of the Italian Renaissance

Michelangelo and the Art of the Italian Renaissance

Term
Subject Area
Course Number
ARTH 2500 601
Course Code
ARTH2500601
Course Key
77438
Day(s)
Thursday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Instructor
BARKER, SHEILA CAROL
Secondary Program
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis Course (for students admitted in Fall 2006 and later)
Course Description
An introduction to the work of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo (1475-1564)-his sculptures, paintings, architecture, poetry, and artistic theory-in relation to his patrons, predecessors, and contemporaries, above all Leonardo and Raphael. Topics include artistic creativity and license, religious devotion, the revival of antiquity, observation of nature, art as problem-solving, the public reception and function of artworks, debates about style, artistic rivalry, and traveling artists. Rather than taking the form of a survey, this course selects works as paradigmatic case studies, and will analyze contemporary attitudes toward art of this period through study of primary sources.
Crosslistings
ITAL2500601
Subject Area Vocab