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HARC0326

Biography Of Artists

Biography of Artists and Art History
Giorgio Vasari presented the history of art as “lives of the artists” in his publications of 1550 and 1564, but in modern times art historians and critics have often regarded the use of biographical evidence with suspicion. In this course we will examine the lives of three Italian artists who lived during the 16th and 17th centuries: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71), and Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), all of whom were homosexual or bisexual. The central question will be the usefulness of biographical data as a tool for interpreting their art. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART EUR HIS
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2012

HARC0326A-S12 Seminar (Hunisak)

Spring 2009

HARC0326A-S09 Seminar (Hunisak)

Spring 2007

HARC0326A-S07 Lecture (Hunisak)

Spring 2005

HARC0326A-S05 Lecture (Hunisak)

Fall 2003

HARC0326A-F03 Lecture (Hunisak)