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SPAN0373

Painting And Poetry

Painting and Poetry in the Spanish Golden Age
In this course we will explore the relationship between painting and poetry during the Spanish Renaissance and Baroque by focusing on relevant themes of the time: the revival of interest in figures from pagan mythology (e.g. Europa, Venus, Vulcan, Laocoön); the Council of Trent and its influence on Christian painting and literature; the representation of women according to the period norms of beauty; and melancholy as sickness. Paintings of El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, among others, will be analyzed in conjunction with their counterparts in literary texts by Theresa of Avila, Garcilaso de la Vega, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Satisfies the IS advanced language requirement in Spanish. (At least two Spanish courses at the 0300 level or above, or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2010

SPAN0373A-F10 Lecture (Saldarriaga)

Fall 2005

SPAN0373A-F05 Lecture (Saldarriaga)