Raphael and the High Renaissance in Florence and Rome
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Taught In English
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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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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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