HAA 61P - Between Life and Art: Sculpture in Italy and Spain, 1400-1700

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Felipe Pereda, Shawon Kinew

Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30am - 11:45am

This course examines sculpture and its principles during the early modern period between the Iberian and Italian peninsulas. Between 1400-1700, sculptors pushed the boundaries of their medium, imbuing the inert with qualities we might consider antithetical: life, motion, color, and narrative. At the same time, sculpture, potent in its three dimensionality, prompted vigorous questions and debates around its form and function. Each week this course considers a different genre, material or technique. Of particular interest is the theory and practice of sculpture by Donatello, Michelangelo, Benvenuto Cellini, Leoni, Giambologna, Martínez Montañés, la Roldana and Bernini.