Yeah, I didn’t think I would have too many “school-related” posts over the summer either. Because that would make sense because I am not in school.
But the art department at the more-missed-everyday Agnes Scott just announced an additional art history class to the catalog: The Art of Spectacle in Baroque Rome. From the course description, it seems to be a really interdisciplinary course about the history of the Papal Court and the resulting art. Which is pretty exciting. Granted, I’d much rather take a class about the Renaissance in Florence (my love of the Medici family is far and wide), but this is still pretty awesome. Because Caravaggio is probably my third greatest Art History crush, after John Singer Sargent and Edouard Manet. Also Velazquez is Baroque, and we’re supposed to be studying other court painters (read Velazquez) to contrast the Roman papal court.