The World of Michelangelo|
Fall 2018 not offered
This course is an examination of the works by Michelangelo in painting, sculpture, architecture, and poetry in the light of the social, religious, and political worlds in which he participated. Special attention will be paid to his relationship to the Medici in Florence and his papal patrons in Rome.
The seminar emphasizes the early sources as ways to understand how Michelangelo's works were experienced by his contemporaries. This involves the relationship between art and the divine and the erotics of represented beauty.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
Ackerman, James, THE ARCHITECTURE OF MICHELANGELO
Roskill, Mark, DOLCE'S "ARETINO" and VENETIAN ART THEORY OF THE CINQUECENTO
Saslow, James, THE POETRY OF MICHELANGELO: AN ANNOTATED TRANSLATION
Vasari, Giorgio, LIVES OF THE ARTISTS, vol. 1-2
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly readings, midterm examinations, presentation in class of research project later to be turned in as research paper.