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RELI0439

Hispanic Religious Painting

Hispanic Religious Painting in the Golden Age
The use of holy images can be traced back to the debate between iconoclasm and iconolatry. During its last session in 1562-1563, the Council of Trent regulated the use of holy images in Spain and its colonies. In this course we will study the reasons why religious images were predominant in European and Spanish American art of the Renaissance and Baroque. We will also concentrate on the representation of divinity, saints, heaven, modes of praying and visions. We will study the religious iconography associated with these themes, and we will also pay attention to the relationship between passion and eroticism, visual deceit, and body rhetoric for the representation of ecstasies. Among the artists considered will be El Greco, Velázquez, Alonso Cano, José Juárez, Cristóbal de Villalpando, as well as other anonymous painters from the Andean countries. Satisfies the IS advance language requirement in Spanish. (Senior majors with at least two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART PHL
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN0439 *

Sections

Fall 2008

RELI0439A-F08 Seminar (Saldarriaga)