FINE4008. Art, writing, printing and printmaking in early-modern Europe [capstone]

6 credits


The invention of printing with movable type, and the concurrent invention of printmaking technologies capable of reproducing images, marked an epochal development in European culture. This course investigates the ways in which these technologies arose and developed. We examine the new media that transformed visual culture in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, as well as the impact of printing on older forms of visual art, such as painting, sculpture and architecture, and on artistic training and collecting. In studying these developments, we will look at printmakers like Dürer, Marcantonio, Lucas van Leyden, Cort, Callot, Goltzius, Rosa and Rembrandt. This class incorporates a compulsory field trip.

Assessment: 100% coursework.
Prerequisite: At least one Fine Arts course at the 3000 level and three other Fine Arts courses at the 2000 or 3000 level.
Note: For students who enrolled at the University of Hong Kong during the years from 2012 to 2016, this course cannot be combined with FINE3018.