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Gazing in Italy:

What does it mean to “gaze?” What can psychological theories and research about emotion expression and empathy tell us about how and what we see in works of art such as frescoes, paintings, portraiture and sculpture? How is our appreciation of art embodied? How do expressive features in art works of the Renaissance tell a story about the emergence of individuality? How are genders depicted differently in such art works, and how do socio-cultural norms, values and beliefs about gender influence how we see the faces, bodies and emotions of others portrayed in art? How does our “gazing” itself proscribe and police the faces, bodies and emotions we see depicted in art and the real humans we see in the world? These are the questions that will guide our studies in both a classroom and in the “laboratory” of the museums, chapels, galleries, gardens and squares of Florence, Italy. Meets the Critical Learning: AIM requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: AIM

1 unit — Roberts


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 3 Gazing in Italy: Gender, Bodies, Faces and Emotions in Florence, Italy Topic Details Tomi-Ann Roberts Palmer Hall 233A 20 / 0 12/07/2021
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