2018-2019 Catalog

ARTH 373 Major Figures in the Italian Renaissance

Painting, sculpture, architecture, and urban planning of Michelangelo Buonarroti. This course considers the development of the artist, from his apprenticeship in the shop of Domenico Ghirlandaio, through his late paintings in Rome. All works are considered for their stylistic, iconographic, and social context. Particular attention will be paid to the urban and specific patronage context of each work, which is critical in order to develop a more complete understanding of Michelangelo's art and intellectual development. This course requires travel to Italy during the winter break.


4 units


Permission of instructor

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts
  • Pre-1800
  • Regional Focus