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Van Eyck to Velazquez: Northern European and Iberian Art, 1400-1700
ARHA 209
Fall 2013
Section: 01  

This course provides a critical and scholarly introduction to visual art of north, central, and southern Europe in the Early Modern period. The lands outside of Italy were linked culturally, economically, and politically--Austria, the Low Countries, and Spain were united under Habsburg rule, for example--and the establishment of overseas empires brought wealth and exotic goods to the continent. Artists thrived as art markets expanded, new genres arose to appeal to diversified audiences, and changes in religious belief and practice invigorated the market for devotional art. Add to this technical innovations such as the development of oil painting and introduction of canvas supports, and the stage was set for the emergence of the great masters whose works we will encounter in this course--including Rogier van der Weyden, Jan van Eyck, Bosch, Dürer, Holbein, Brueghel, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, and Zurbarán.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)(MDST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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