History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 440: RS: Advanced Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art

ARTH 440-001: Controversies in Renaissance Art
(Fall 2017)

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.

Research/Scholarship Intensive

Topic Varies

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies a particular aspect of Renaissance or baroque art. Topics may be monographic, thematic, or concentrated on the art of a smaller time period or a particular area. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302 and 6 credits in Art History at the 300 level, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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