Fine Arts | The Sistine Chapel - NEW COURSE
A634 | 9350 | Unger
Problems in Italian Art of the 16th Century
This course for Graduate Students only.
The Sistine Chapel constitutes an interesting place when we try
to understand not only the main artistic trends around 1500 but also the
religious-political events that took place during that turbulent epoch in
the history of Western Europe. The most prominent painters of the second
half of the fifteenth century, such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and
Perugino, worked side by side and decorated the walls of the chapel. The
decoration was continued by Michelangelo in the sixteenth century. By
investigating the overall artistic work we will uncover important and
exciting information about the artists, their patrons, and their cultural
After our quest for and discussion of all the documentation,
students will be expected to produce a research paper on a topic selected
in consultation with the professor.