This course examines major works of art and architecture of Ancient Rome, from both the city and the provinces of its empire. Taking the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art as its starting-point, the course focuses on a range of objects in various media, including sculpture, painting, metalwork, coinage, and mosaics, together with a selection of buildings and archaeological sites. These will be considered in relation to their social, cultural, political, religious and historical contexts, with a particular emphasis on the use of art and architecture to express and exert power in its various forms. (Offered occasionally.) Prerequisite: Completion of one course in Art History, or sophomore standing, or consent of instructor.
3 credits
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
Approaches to Creation and Analysis, The Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters