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HARC0214

Northern Renaissance Art

Northern Renaissance Art: The Rhetoric of the Real
This course will provide students with an overview of art objects created in a variety of media in Northern Europe between the 15th and 16th centuries. We will analyze the changing uses of art in cultures where people defined themselves and the depths of their piety in relation to their material wealth and social standing. During the last few weeks of the semester, the class will look at the emergence of genre painting and the representation of peasant life. We will consider how these phenomena were tied to the histories and careers of individual artists and their workshops. General questions will include: How does the convincing representation of "reality" make for a persuasive image? What are the benefits of fusing secular and religious subject matter? Is it valid to speak of a new artistic self-awareness? 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART EUR HIS

Sections

Spring 2015

HARC0214A-S15 Lecture (Garrison)

Spring 2013

HARC0214A-S13 Lecture (Garrison)

Spring 2011

HARC0214A-S11 Lecture (Garrison)

Fall 2008

HARC0214A-F08 Lecture (Garrison)

Spring 2007

HARC0214A-S07 Lecture (Garrison)

Spring 2006

HARC0214A-S06 Lecture (Garrison)

Spring 2005

HARC0214A-S05 Lecture (Garrison)