This class will look at the visual arts in Rome at the beginning of the seventeenth century, at what is the beginning of the Baroque period.  We will talk about the revived ambitions of the papacy and its last run at pan-European influence, and the arts projects undertaken in Rome to bolster that political program. As it was during the High Renaissance 100 years earlier, Rome was at the epicenter of culture in Europe in the first half of the seventeenth century.  We will look at the work produced there at this moment, and the interactions of city, church, and artists that made it unique.

  • The Counter-reformation and the Arts in Central Italy, and the Advent of the Carracci School in Bologna. (And let’s not forget Barocci!)
  • The Carracci Cousins in Bologna, Ludovico and His Followers.
  • Annibale in Bologna and Rome.  Ludovico’s students Come to Rome.
  • Caravaggio
  • Rome in the Teens – After Annibale and Caravaggio
  • Epilogue: Two Ceilings

Mondays, 9:30 am — 11:00 am
February 8 — March 29 (no class March 8 and March 15)
UNCG School of Music

Cost: $100

Lawrence Jenkens (Ph.D., New York University) is Interim Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and former Head of the UNC Greensboro Art Department.  His research has focused on the art and architecture of 15th century Italy.  He has taught all aspects of Italian art from the late medieval period through the Baroque.


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