History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 345: Northern Baroque Art, 1600-1750

ARTH 345-001: The Age of Rembrandt: Northern Baroque Art
(Spring 2017)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Art & Design Building 2026

Section Information for Spring 2017

Europe experienced religious, political conflicts and economic transformations from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth century. This course examines the ways in which artists in the Netherlands, England, and the German regions responded to those intersecting forces and created works that shaped the cultures of their time. We will study the celebrated paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens, and their contemporaries, as well as architecture, prints, and the decorative arts. Topics include: the emergence of capitalism and a flourishing art market; the impact of religious strife on artistic production; the development of new genres; the intersections between art and scientific inquiry; cultural encounters and colonial expansion. Lectures, discussions, and assignments are designed to help students situate works of art within their historical context and develop the skills of visual analysis, critical reading, and writing.  ARTH 345 fulfills the general education requirement in the arts.

Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies in architecture, sculpture, and painting in the age of Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 24 hours.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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