History of Art 5531 - DUTCH ART OF THE GOLDEN AGE

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DUTCH ART OF THE GOLDEN AGE: REPRESENTING RELIGION, IDENTITY, AND THE VISIBLE WORLD
Professor Barbara Haeger

Following the Reformation and the Calvinist condemnation of religious images, church interiors were stripped of images. In addition to being faced with attacks on their art and its traditions, seventeenth-century Dutch artists were confronted with a significant loss of patronage. This course explores how painters responded to the developing market for secular works in an age of unprecedented prosperity by devising new forms of pictorial imagery. Particular attention will be paid to the role of paintings and prints in shaping the religious beliefs, values, and identity of both individuals and governing bodies in a newly established state seeking to define itself. In addition, the particular inventiveness of artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer will be explored in detailed examinations of key works.
 

SPRING 2020
Class #
UG: 33287 | G: 33286
TUE & THUR 12:45 - 2:05