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When:

Wed 7 Jun 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 28 Jun 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 5 Jul 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Victoria University Pipitea Campus, Bunny Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $200.00
  • Early Bird Fee (Available till 24 May): $180.00
  • Victoria Staff 20% Discount Fee: $160.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: tharinif3q

Explore the legacy of Baroque Rome by focusing on the patronage of three ambitious popes: Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini, r. 1623–44), Innocent X (G B Pamphilj, r. 1644–55) and Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi, r. 1655–67). In this course, you will look at the times of these popes, their cultural policies and political ambitions that contributed to Rome’s ornate distinctiveness.

You will explore the commissions each pope charged to the city’s most talented artists, including Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), Francesco Borromini (1599–1667) and Pietro da Cortona (1596–1669). The relationship between the popes, their artists and artworks reflect each pope’s commands to capture, magnify and promote the beauty of a majestic and triumphant reformed church and city.

Target audience:
This course is for anyone with an interest in art history, the Baroque period and papal, Catholic or Roman history. It will also appeal to those planning to visit Rome, particularly its art and architecture.

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