HISTART 394-002

Special Topics in the Humanities: Heroes, Heroines, and Sinners of the Bible in Art - Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Others

2022 STB
MW 1:00 - 2:30pm
3 Credit Lecture
Meets with Judaic 318.001

It goes without saying that the Bible exerted a tremendous impact upon European culture, but how did such famous masters as Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and modern artists interpret biblical subjects and depict its men and women? This course focuses upon heroes and sinners from the Bible, with emphasis also upon such female figures as Eve, Sarah, Rebecca, Dinah, Potiphar's wife, Delilah, and Esther, and such male figures as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Saul, David. Impressive biblical characters and their narratives will be studied in the context of the art and culture of Italy, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. We will consult biblical text in relation to masterpieces of sculpture, painting and prints, as well as objects of material culture. Two campus field trips are planned.

Textbooks/Other Materials: none, readings on Canvas

Course Requirements: Attend Seminar, class discussion, class presentations

Intended Audience: undergraduate

Class Format: Lecture, class discussion, student presentations

Estimated Cost of Materials: $0-50

HISTART Distribution Requirements: A. Middle East, D. Europe and the US, 3. Early Modern, 4. Modern and Contemporary

This course fulfils the LSA Humanities Distribution requirement