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Bernini vs Borromini

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Last Updated on April 15, 2013 by

One of the best things about studying abroad? Not being in the classroom because the city is your classroom. We loved this youtube video about Bernini v Borromini and how the famous architects helped make Rome one of the most (the most?) beautiful cities in the world. If you studied in Rome or not, it’s a wonderful short history about their intense rivalry and the making of modern Rome. The lesson? Having such a great competitor can bring out your best work.

Even if you are not an art history major, I always recommend taking an art history course, if you can, wherever you are studying. It is not just about art, it is really a cross-disciplinary course and you end up learning about the city and the country on a deeper level. Below are just a few of the art history courses you can take abroad. Check them out and explore our website!

Baroque Rome and Its Monuments

Michelangelo in Rome

Museums and Galleries of Florence: The Cultures of Display

History of Russian Art

Austrian Folk Art and Folk Customs

The Renaissance: New Perspectives



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