What you will learn

  • The vital link between the development of monumental architecture and sculpture in ancient Greece, from which a definition of monumentality can be derived.
  • The rejection of monumental fine art by early Christians, demonstrated by the Byzantines' approach to mural decoration and the design of icons. The Byzantines' quintessentially pictorial approach to art is actually more natural than the Ancient Greeks' emphatically dimensional approach, and this will be a theme of the lecture as a whole.
  • The nature of Michelangelo's achievement compared with Bernini's, Canova's and Rodin's.
  • The important common ground shared by the work of Rodin and 19th-20th century academic sculptors.


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