Middlebury

HARC 0254

Vermeer's World

Vermeers's World: 17th-century Dutch Art in a Global Context
The artists of the so-called Dutch “Golden Age”—Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, and many others—are best known for their portraits of wealthy Dutch citizens, landscapes of the local countryside, and scenes of domestic merry-making. The widespread popularity of images of local people and places, however, obscures the significant global activities of the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. This course will reexamine the works of these well-known Dutch artists by placing them in the context of global trade and colonialism. We will consider works in a range of media—including paintings, prints, books, textiles, and ceramics—that pictured and mediated diplomatic, social, and economic negotiations between the nascent Dutch Republic and the cultures it encountered across the globe.3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART EUR HIS

Sections

Fall 2022

HARC0254A-F22 Lecture (Anderson)

Spring 2021

HARC0254A-S21 Lecture (Anderson)

Fall 2019

HARC0254A-F19 Lecture (Anderson)

Fall 2016

HARC0254A-F16 Lecture (Anderson)

Fall 2014

HARC0254A-F14 Lecture (Anderson)