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HARC0249

Art&Courtly Powr/Early Mod Eur

Art and Courtly Power in Early Modern Europe
From incest and assassinations to the noble pursuits of hunting and humanistic studies, the lives of sovereigns and their entourages at Renaissance and Baroque courts were varied and colorful. In this course we will explore the subjects and modes of art created for the enjoyment of secular princes and how they function as a tool of statecraft to consolidate their power. We will investigate urbanism and the styles and iconography of art and architecture at courts in Italy, Spain, France, Austria, and England. We will pay particular attention to the lives of courtiers, female artists, and other women. 3 hrs. lect/disc.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART EUR HIS

Sections

Fall 2012

HARC0249A-F12 Lecture (Fujikawa)