BAROQUE ROME: LIFE AND ART IN THE AGE OF GALLILEO

MDS3BAA

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the cultural life of Rome in the seventeenth century, concentrating on the extraordinary flowering of artistic enterprises in the city and the major urbanistic projects of various popes. it studies the art and life of Rome against the background of the counter-reformation, the religious wars in Europe and the scientific revolution. While teaching students the skills to critically analyse and interpret images, and the research skills required to conduct independent research, the course remains focused on the appearance and social life of the city and examines how power manifested itself in urbanistic and architectural projects there.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Beaven

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of Mediterranean Studies at first-year or 15 credit points of Art History , or History, at first-year level.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MDS2BAA, ARH2BAA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsItalian Baroque ArtPrescribedDixon, S (ed.)MALDEN, MASS. 2008
ReadingsRethinking the BaroquePrescribedHills, H (ed.)FARNHAM, SURREY, ASHGATE 2011

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