The Art of the Renaissance in
This course will take place in Rome, and we will be looking at its many
artistic and archaeological treasures with a view to "locating" the
Renaissance as a historical phenomenon. This means that we will be
looking at art and architecture from many periods in addition to those
of the Renaissance itself.
On this page are links of interest to the course, which you can visit
while I organize more information.
At the moment there are dramatic discoveries of Late Antique (Roman
Imperial) frescoes and mosaics going on in Rome. Here are some links:
- CNN Roman
- Italy has now decided on a five year excavation plan for these new
finds. This article shows pics, including, apparently, an ancient Roman
computer model of the city...
Trove of Roman Art is unearthed
- A clear article with links to other sites showing the frescoes and
found in Rome
- Sunday Times (UK) article, with pic.
News: New Evidence about Turin Shroud
- BBC article about a new frescoed portrait of Christ found in the
catacombs of Rome - which looks like the face on the Turin shroud!
Article with pic of shroud, but no pic of the fresco.