FAH435H1: Correggio

Hours: 
24S

Exhibitions, symposia and several publications have recently re-considered the art of the High Renaissance artist Correggio (1489/1494?-1534), but its understanding remains problematic within the current paradigms of Italian Renaissance art.  As has been often observed, Correggio was and still is an undervalued artist.  This seminar will consider Correggio’s most ambitious works of art of his short career – his altarpieces, dome decorations and amazing erotic images – and reconstruct their meanings to familiarize undergraduate students with an overlooked corpus of works in the general histories of Renaissance art, while providing them with the basic art historical research tools in the field of Italian Renaissance art.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)