Caravaggio: Bad Boy of the Baroque

Caravaggio: Bad Boy of the Baroque — About

About Caravaggio: Bad Boy of the Baroque

Rome provides a great opportunity to experience first-hand the arresting artwork created by Caravaggio. After reading materials about the history and life of Caravaggio and watching the film Caravaggio, students will travel to Rome over Spring Break to see Caravaggio's unique artwork up close.

Course Description:

This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn about one of the most controversial painters in art history: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). Students will examine issues of style and self-portraiture to questions of biography, patronage, and iconography. 

No previous art or art history experience is required, only an open mind and a willingness to learn and participate in the process.

This is an Honors seminar. Contact the Learning Abroad Center if you are not an Honors student and are interested in applying.

Housing & Meals

Students will stay in shared housing with other program participants.


Excursions may include visits to: Piazza Navona, Cerasi Chapel, Capitoline Hill, Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Farnese, Galleria Borghese, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, St. Peter's, Vatican Museums.

Group Flight

All program participants will be taking the coordinated group flight to and from the program site. The cost of the group flight is included in the program fee that will be posted to your student account. Do not book your own flight. You will receive information from the Learning Abroad Center regarding your seat on the group flight once your participation has been confirmed. 

Faculty & Staff

On-site support is provided by ACCENT. ACCENT staff will provide orientation, information regarding cultural activities, and 24-hour emergency support.

Program Leader

Led by Steven Ostrow, Department of Art History, College of Liberal Arts.

About the Learning Abroad Center

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