Survey of the Republican origins and Imperial development of Roman sculpture - free-standing, relief, and architectural - from ca. 150 BC to 350 AD. We concentrate on sculpture in the capital city and on court and state arts, emphasizing commemorative public sculpture and Roman habits of decorative display; genres examined include relief, portraits, sarcophagi, luxury and minor arts(gems, metalwork, coinage). We evaluate the choice and evolution of styles with reference to the functions of sculptural representation in Roman culture and society.
Section 401 - LEC
No prerequisites. Open to undergrads and graduate students. It's desirable that the student have research and reading skills at intermediate university level. If you have questions about the suitability of the course level to your skill set, contact Prof. Kuttner. The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will be a significant resource; students will be encouraged to exploit regional collections as well. Besides being relevant to Greek and Roman studies, of potential interest also to students interested in art history, archaeology, visual studies, `communication', anthropology; design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies and historic preservation; histories of religion, society, politics, economy; the politics and issues of cultural heritage, and museum studies. This course will exploit ancient texts and literature; students with strong textual interests have the option to orient their research project strongly in that direction. Practitioners of digital and virtual technologies may exploit the technological resources of the Museum, SEAS and GSD for a research project with that emphasis.
TR 1030AM-1200PM
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