ARHS 635 Seminar in Michelangelo

Examines the life and works of Michelangelo Buonarroti with an emphasis on his career as a sculptor before 1534. While focused on particular major works of art, class discussions address such topics as the artists early education and training, his patrons and social status, methods of production, religious and philosophical beliefs, stylistic development, and artistic legacy. Special attention given to contemporary documents, Michelangelos own writings, and the biographies of Condivi and Vasari.