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This four part series with Dr. Martini was excellent. The presentation, artworks, history, architecture and cultural aspects were very clear and enjoyable to watch. Dr. Martini is a great expert on all things Rome and it showed in this course.
The final episode of this series continues with abundant illustration and rich contextualization of works of architecture and art, organized around family structure, politics and patronage. The presenter, Cecelia Martini, has a deep knowledge of the subject, and great facility in aligning the many parts and making connections across subjects.
I've been to the places highlighted in this class but never knew about the families that created these art collections and buildings. A fascinating course combining art, social and political history. Cecilia Martini is an immensely knowledgeable lecturer and fascinating to listen to.
Ms. Martini brought ancient Rome to life! Grazie mille!
As with the previous two sessions of this series, it was informative and richly illustrated. The web of political, social, and religious history adds considerable depth of understanding to the works of art. And... who can resist Bernini's dynamic sculpture that seem to burst the limits of a block of stone!