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HIST 4245 500 Years of Michelangelo's Chapel in History and Imagination (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

From 1508 to 1512 Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. From 1536 to 1541 he completed its altar wall, "The Last Judgment." Together these works constitute one of the most amazing individual achievements in the history of imagination and creativity. They coincided with the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the rising power of the Ottoman empire, and the achievements of the Renaissance. This course will set Michelangelo's works within their artistic, religious, political, and intellectual contexts and explore their significance.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Benjamin Braude

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with: THEO4409

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14