The Renaissance in Rome

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Renaissance in Rome

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENG 202 (Writing from Theory) or permission of the instructor

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course explores the unique artistic culture of Renaissance Rome. It covers the period from the return of the papacy to Rome after the Council of Constance (1420) to the Sack of Rome by Imperial troops in 1527 and its immediate aftermath. This is the period when Bramante was completing his designs for the new Basilica of saint Peter’s; Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel; and Raphael and his studio were working nearby in the papal apartments.

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