Category: Art 337 Rome

Studio Projects

As part of this course we will be working in clay at C.R.E.T.A. Rome.  This is a chance to translate the experiences you are having in Rome into a work of art. Maya Lin, the artist who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. as well…

Roman Tile Patterns and Imagery

Read A Brief Introduction to Roman Mosaics as inspiration and direction for our studio tile making project.  Scroll through this slideshow of images from ancient Rome.  Also, take a look at some Roman tile works in the Met’s Collection.

Baroque Art

Read this history of Baroque Art in Rome:  https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/baro/hd_baro.htm Watch this video about Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, 1647-52, with we will visit at the Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria. Also, read a bit about painter, Caravaggio, whose work we will see at several…

Contemporary Art in Rome

Our two planned contemporary art stops are The Tarot Gardens and the MAXXI Museum. To prepare for these stops read about The Tarot Gardens hereL https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-tucked-tuscan-countryside-artists-mystical-sculpture-park-celebrates-femininity Check out the Maxxi Museum here:  https://www.maxxi.art/en/ Learn more about Zaha Hadid, the architect who designed the MAXXI here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/arts/design/zaha-hadid-architect-dies.html  

Rome Travel Resources

Professor Kupinsky put together some great travel resources last year.  They can be found here: https://romewinter.wordpress.com/category/travel-resources/.  I strongly encourage you to read this page.  There are tips on safety, getting around, finding places to eat, and more. Also, on this site are some of the blog…

Rome: Renaissance

Read about the influence of Ancient Rome on the Renaissance. and Architecture in Renaissance History: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/itar/hd_itar.htm Read about the Sistine Chapel Watch:

Ancient Rome, Part 1

Before we dive into Rome, it’s important to learn a bit about the Classical Orders, which set the foundation for Ancient Rome and Renaissance architecture: Read: The Roman Republic: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/romr/hd_romr.htm An Introduction to Roman Art:  https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/roman/beginners-guide-rome/a/introduction-to-ancient-roman-art Visit: Beginner’s Guide to Ancient Rome Watch: Read: Roman Wall Painting…