- Code ARTH6080
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Art History
- Areas of interest Art History, Cultural Studies, Design Arts, Creative Arts, Arts
This course examines the extraordinary efflorescence of Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical visual culture in Europe from 1660 to 1815. We will study the dynamic and changing face of religious and secular images, objects, buildings, and monuments from this period to learn about an age of fervent religious devotion, and the pursuit of pleasure, power, riches, and glory. This course also encourages students to look beyond Europe to investigate how religious missions, ambassadorial visits, and trade between East and West led to a shared fascination with the arts of the foreign other throughout this period.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically engage with the literature on major developments in European art and visual culture from 1660 to 1815;
- identify the influence of exchange with non-Western cultures on European visual culture;
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of changes in European art and visual culture that reflect changes in society and the theories and methodologies of art production;
- research and interrogate primary and secondary sources on early-modern European art and society; and
- speak with confidence and write about early-modern European art at an advanced level.
Other InformationThis course makes an excellent companion to ARTV6104 Renaissance and Baroque Art.
- Conference paper with powerpoint, 20 minutes, (25%) and associated written paper of 3000 words (25%) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research article for a relevant a peer-reviewed journal (3,000 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing. Contact hours may include visits to major art institutions in Canberra.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Blunt, Anthony. Art and Architecture in France: 1500-1700. London, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1999.
Crow, Thomas E. Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-century Paris. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
Warnke, Martin. The court artist: on the ancestry of the modern artist. Cambridge; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Wittkower, Rudolf. Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750, Volumes 1-3: Fourth Edition (The Yale University Press Pelican History). 4th ed. Yale University Press, 1999.
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