ARTH 216 - (CA,W) Michelangelo and His World
(Formerly ARTH 410)
This course investigates the painting, sculpture, and architecture of Michelangelo. By considering the artistic traditions to which he fell heir as a Florentine artist, the traditional and the innovative aspects of Michelangelo’s work will be assessed. Readings from his letters and poetry and from 16th-century biographies will furnish a rich context for the appreciation of his work and for understanding the society to which he belonged.