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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 350 - Ruling Families of the Renaissance

The need to assert power, the struggle to maintain it through different political rules, and the results of visualizing it in effective ways will be the central themes of this course. The students will examine: the establishment of rulership in several Italian city states and duchies; the rise of families and their contiguous visual assertions; the links between commanding European families such as the Valois and the Medici; the creation of absolutist authority through legible media; and the exuberance of rococo as a political and social statement.

Credits 1


Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality