Van Eyck to Velazquez: a New Look at Old Masters|
Fall 2016 not offered
This course investigates the art of Northern European and Iberian art in the early modern period (1400--1700). Artists thrived in the lands outside of Italy as art markets expanded, new genres arose to appeal to diversified audiences, and changes in religious belief and practices invigorated the market for devotional art. The establishment of overseas empires brought wealth and exotic goods to the continent while exposing artists to new ideas and new ways of picturing the world. 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, Pedro Berruguete, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, Pieter Bruegel, Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, and Francisco Zurbarán.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MDST-MN)
Susie Nash, NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART. Oxford University Press, 2008
John F. Moffitt, THE ARTS IN SPAIN. Thames & Hudson, 1999
Jeffrey Chipps Smith, THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE. Phaidon, 2004.
Selected scholarly articles and essays, available on e-reserves
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2 exams, 2 brief writing assignments, final exam (majors may substitute a research paper).
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