The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art, Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A 100-level art history course. Course excursion fee.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This seminar examines the entire artistic production of Caravaggio. His paintings are investigated within their specific historical context taking into consideration his personal biography, church reform and iconography, research in artistic style, patronage and collecting, and Caravaggio's influence on European art. Lessons are held predominantly on-site in the churches and galleries where his works are on public view. An excursion outside Rome is also planned. Beyond a complete comprehension of Caravaggio's work, the course aims toward a mastery of art historical research skills, the evaluation of current scholarship and independent critical thought on art.

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