COURSE INFO


Instructor:
prof. Tiziana Landra

Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 45

Course Number: ADAH297

Department: Liberal Arts and Cultural Studies

Prerequisite: Either Introduction to Art, or Introductory Art History or Survey to Western Art



Course Description:
The course will focus on major artistic movements from Michelangelo to Caravaggio and Bernini. We will begin by analyzing Michelangelo Buonarroti as an architect, painter and sculptor who served as a foundation and model for following generations and as a figure in art history who is most closely associated with the “High Renaissance.” The course will examine his exemplary artistic creations that paved the way to a period that is vaguely circumscribed by the term “Baroque”.
We will then focus on Michelangelo da Merisi, known as Caravaggio, and on issues of severe criticism and problems in his troubled life, and the tremendous influence this artist exerted on the art of Europe. Our studies will then take us to Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who is synonymous with Baroque. The course will examine his artistic life as a sculptor and architect who found compelling and outstanding visual embodiment for the aspirations of Roman Counter-Reformation and the idea of triumphant Catholicism as well as secular absolutism.

Meet the Faculty: Prof. Tiziana Landra
prof Landra at SRISA
Tiziana Landra was born in Milano, Italy and has lived and studied in Italy, Luxembourg and England (UCL). She graduated with honors from the University of Pisa, writing a thesis on the artist Leoncillo Leonardi. She later completed the Scuola di Specializzazione in Art History at the University of Pisa, with a thesis on Frantisek Kupka. She has published critical essays on both Renaissance and Modern Art.

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