FINE2082. Decorative arts in Europe

6 credits

This course will survey decorative arts from the early modern period (1600-1900) and introduce directions in which to study objects, workshop practices, the history of collecting, and the international and cross-cultural influences upon both artists and collectors. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, the court and royal academies of art, local art markets and international influences, chinoiserie and intercultural exchange, and the social history of material culture.

Assessment: 100% coursework.