Methods of Art History
Art 344 or Art 299
This course studies Roman art and architecture from 31 BCE, when Augustus assumed power, through its Christianization and the rise of the papacy, to 1309 and the papacy’s move to Avignon. We will address ancient monuments such as the Forum and the Pantheon, early Christian monuments such as St. Peters at the Vatican, and the art and architecture of medieval Rome. A particular focus will be the reuse of buildings and spaces over the millennium.