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ART_HIST_250: Introduction to European Art: (Fall20: Randolph): Getting Started

 

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Subject Specialist

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Cara List
Contact:
Art Collection
Deering Library, 3rd Floor
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
847-467-6471

Art Library Assistant

Perry Nigro
perry.nigro@northwestern.edu
847.491.7484
 

Drop-in Office Hours:
Tuesday 1-2PM  Zoom
Thursdays 3-4PM  Zoom

 

Course Description

Wracked by revolutions religious and secular, defining itself in relation to the many new worlds that became visible through colonial conquest and through microscopes, and ushering in new social and political forms with the rise in power of cities as well as absolute monarchs, early modern Europe was also a time and place within which what we now call “art” came into being. This course will consider works of art and architecture by well-known artists such as Donatello, Van Eyck, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, Gentileschi, Velázquez, Rembrandt, and Wren within religious, political, and scientific contexts. But we will also examine popular prints, urban space, fashion, and performances in cultural centers like Rome, Amsterdam, Paris, and London.

This course is intended as an introduction both to the period/place, and to fundamental modes of art historical analysis and interpretation. There are no prerequisites for this course.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
David (detail)
marble sculpture
c.1665
276 x 318cm
Villa Borghese, Rome