04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M
Research Hall 202
Section Information for Fall 2017
This seminar will examine controversial, problematic or enigmatic works of art produced in Renaissance Italy—Donatello’s “sexy” David, Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Ceiling, Bronzino’s bewildering Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time. In a survey course, these works would be presented according to one point of view. In this seminar, we will devote each week to one particular work for an extended study. Some weeks we will be primarily concerned with social or iconographic interpretations of subject matter; other weeks the focus will be on conservation or restoration issues. This seminar will provide us with the leisure to examine each work carefully, assessing various viewpoints and opinions, and perhaps even formulate new ones.
Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.