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IDS 340: La Dolce Vita: Module 5

This course explores the influence of the classical, medieval, and Renaissance periods on 17th, 18th and 19th century Anglo and American writers embarking on the Grand Tour. Students will critically examine fundamental works of art and architecture, the

The 17th Century - The Baroque Age

Baroque Art PPT

Schedule and Links

October 8, Friday

Bryant: Introduction to the Baroque: Caravaggio in Rome and Bernini’s Rome

Lubow, Arthur.“Bernini’s Genius.” Smithsonian Magazine, October 2008.

PARTICIPATION ASSIGNMENT: Lubow – Bernini Discussion Questions

Aiken: Instructions for accessing Lassels

October 11, Monday

Aiken- Lassels, Voyage, or a Complete Journey Through Italy > The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travelers. 1.3, 3.5, 4.2.8, 4.3.8, 4.4.2, 4.6.3

Black, Jeremy. “Introduction.” Italy and the Grand Tour. Pages 1-16.

PARTICIPATION ASSIGNMENT: Black Introduction Discussion Questions

Featured Video

San Luigi dei Francesi

Pluto and Persephone by Bernini


Bernini Slideshow

Explore details of his sculptures, zoom in and listen to commentary.