Michelangelo in Context. Historical and cultural contextualization of the work of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), painting, sculpture and architecture. History, historiography, contemporary debate and scholarship concerning his work of artistic training and workshop practice, techniques, centers of production, art markets and consumption, antiquarianism and art collections, patronage, identity, gender, artistic rivalry, spread of knowledge and models, relationship with the spectator, social life, sacred and secular spaces and objects. Field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection of Renaissance architectural drawings and prints in New York. One course.