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The European Baroque: Art and Architecture in 17th-Century Europe
ARHA 222
Spring 2011
Section: 01  

This course will examine the dynamic and visually arresting art of seventeenth-century Europe with an emphasis on major figures such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, and Vermeer. Painting, sculpture and architecture are studied in relation to broader historical contexts. We will explore topics such as the Baroque as a pan-European sensibility; princely prerogative, papal authority, and the demands of the market; collecting and connoisseurship; studio practice; and illusionistic painting and architecture. In addition to a familiarity with the leading artists of the period, their works and the society within which they produced their works, students will attain a working knowledge of the different media and genres of Baroque art, ability to conduct meaningful art historical analysis, and knowledge of art historical terminology.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation: Students will acquire a range of visual, analytical, and interpretive skills applicable to works of art and architecture created for religious and secular contexts.
Intercultural Literacy: Through exposure to a variety of seventeenth-century visual and textual primary sources, students will become familiar with numerous aspects of art and society during the early modern period, many of them still relevant to the cultural landscape of Europe today.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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