Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture - Love, Lust, and Desire in Italian Renaissance Art EMSP 3280   Love, Lust, and Desire in Italian Renaissance Art
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Love, lust, and desire – both spiritual and secular – are among the dominant themes in Italian Renaissance art and literature. In this course, we will examine the ways in which the artists, poets, theologians, and philosophers of this period struggled to define, and to represent, the complexities of love in all its facets. We will analyze the thematics of desire in male and female portraiture and mythological paintings, the erotics of mysticism in altarpieces, and the taboos of sex in early modern printmaking.
FORMAT: Seminar
CROSS-LISTING: GWST 3280.03
EXCLUSIONS: EMSP 3640.03 for the 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 academic years.