CLASS 7714

CLASS 7714

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Some of our very best evidence for Roman art survives in the form of frescoes in Rome, Ostia and the Bay of Naples. Exploring imperial palaces, rural villas, town houses, shops, baths, tombs, taverns and gardens, we will examine the visual dynamics and socio-cultural significance of wall-paintings within their original archaeological contexts. The study of frescoes offers an exciting means of tackling important questions relating to Roman social history alongside the complexities of representation within the Greco-Roman visual tradition, including the relationship between art and nature, the use of myth, the spatial dynamics of interior decorative schemes, visual-verbal relations, and concepts of ornament, medium, and abstraction. This course will be taught as a Traveling Seminar, which will include a trip to Rome and Bay of Naples over spring break. Spaces are limited.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Apply for the course by sending an email to Professor Platt (vjp33) explaining your interest and listing relevant courses you have taken.

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 6714

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16380 CLASS 7714   SEM 101