Raphael and the High Renaissance in Florence and Rome

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Raphael and the High Renaissance in Florence and Rome

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisites: A lower-level Art History course or permission of the instructor. Compulsory fieldtrip to Florence (13-15 April). Students are responsible for all entry fees.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This course will examine the career and achievements of Raphael (1483-1520), and will consider the artist in the context of the High Renaissance in Florence and Rome. It will consider the sources and documents for his career, as well as the later historiography, and it will include study of the many works by Raphael in Rome and in the Vatican Museums. An extensive literature discusses Raphael’s work, and an exceptionally rich and thorough discussion of the artist’s works is therefore possible. The course will look at both historical and contemporary writings on the artist. Raphael’s collaboration with other artists, his workshop organization and his impact on a generation of followers will also be examined.

    3 credit hours. Pre-requisites: A lower-level Art History course or permission of the instructor. Compulsory fieldtrip to Florence (13-15 April). Students are responsible for all entry fees.

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