History of Art and Architecture

HAA 0350 Baroque Art

This course will consider the careers of the major painters and sculptors of Italy (Caravaggio, the Carracci, Bernini, Cortona, Gaulli), Spain (Ribera, Zurbaran, Velazquez, Montanes, Murillo), France (G. De la Tour, P. De Champaigne, Poussin, Claude, le Brun, Puget), Flanders (Rubens, van Dyck, Jordaens) and Holland (Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Ruisdael) in the 17thC. It will also consider definitions of the term "baroque" in relation to the history of taste and later responses to 17thC artistic achievement.