FINE2025. The art of the Baroque ca. 1560-1720

6 credits


This course will examine the art of the 17th century in Italy, Flanders, Spain, the Netherlands and France. The emphasis will be on painting, although sculpture will be studied as well. Particular attention will be given to the impact of the Counter Reformation, the features of Baroque naturalism, the use of allegory, and attitudes towards the antique by artists of this period.

Assessment: 100% coursework.
Prerequisite: One 1000-level Fine Arts course.