2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Fine Arts

Michelangelo’s Creativity and His Relations to Patrons Applied to Today
Krista L. Garcia* and Jennifer A. Roberts
Dr. Julia DeLancey, Faculty Mentor

This project, beginning in ART432: Reading Michelangelo, operates on two levels. First, it will focus on the process of a sixteenth-century Italian patron commissioning works of art, including the patron’s involvement in the commission and creation of works of art. In addition to researching the formal and informal patron-artist relationship in Italy, this project also analyzes the internal motivations that would influence the artist. Through studying Michelangelo and the reasons he created what he did, we will gain an understanding of the dynamics of the art world then. Jennifer Roberts, acting as patron, will commission Krista Garcia to make her art. We will then create a contract for numerous works; these will recreate selected Michelangelo pieces, but in a new medium with a reevaluation of artist’s intent based on our culture’s values. This presentation will include a podium presentation with visuals of the completed art and related material.

Keywords: Michelangelo, patronage, contract, commission

Topic(s):Art History

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 16-3
Location: OP 2210
Time: 10:15

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