ARHS 6350 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 artist's 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, Michelangelo's own writings, and the biographies of Condivi and Vasari.