The Works of Michelangelo

The Works of Michelangelo

Michelangelo is one of the most important Western artists, and his work is universally regarded as the product of genius. Examine in depth Michelangelo’s works, both the iconic and lesser-known, to understand the reasons why he created his works, and the many innovations and approaches that continue to attract and inspire – and sometimes challenge – artists and laypersons. Enrich your knowledge and appreciation of the artist and his art.

Course Overview

Week 1: Madonna of the Steps and the Battle Between the Lapiths and the Centaurs, Bacchus and Satyr, the Pietà, The David, the Moses and other works

Weeks 2, 3, and 4: The Sistine Chapel ceiling, nine central panels depicting Genesis, the Prophets and the Sibyls, the Pendentives and the Spandrels, and the Last Judgment on the altar wall

Weeks 5 and 6: The Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, The Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, the New Sacristy and the Laurentian Library in Florence, and the last frescos (affreschi) in the Paolina Chapel in the Vatican

JUSTIN NEWELL is an art historian and artist, and has lectured extensively on Western painting, sculpture and architecture (from 1300 to 1963), the Bible in Western art and Greek myths in art. He has lectured at UBC and various Vancouver colleges, as well as aboard leading cruise lines, where he’s recognized as one of their top special interest speakers. Justin also leads art history tours to Venice, Florence, Rome, Paris, London and other art centres of the world, and weaves his knowledge of history, art, political events and famous sights into his presentations.

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