Art and Architecture of Italy
Location: Rome, Orvieto, Florence, and Venice
Course: ARTH 307
Students experience the art and architecture of ancient through modern Italy and gain a deep understanding of objects and their religious and political functions. They explore architectural spaces and monuments, and learn how cities and towns integrate them into a community. Placing objects in their political, religious, and historical contexts, students see for themselves the great works of Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Ghiberti, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Titian, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Bernini, and Gentileschi. They trace the steps of Roman emperors and gladiators, popes and princes, martyrs, and heretics and conduct research while winding through the canals of Venice, the markets of Florence, and the catacombs of Rome.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ARTH 220 (2 credit preparatory course)
Instructors: Professor of Art History/Coordinator of the Individual Studies Program, Elizabeth Ayer and Associate Professor of Art & Art History, Douglas Zullo
Length of program: 22 days