ARTH 55600 Baroque Art

This course is an investigation of the developments in Europe from 1600 to 1750 in Italy, France, Spain, Flanders, and Holland. The socio-cultural forces behind the style that would become known as the “baroque” will be discussed, as well as its dissemination and regional adaptations across Europe and eventually the New World and Asia. Students will analyze how art was used as a vehicle for ideological and/or political supremacy by a range of rulers and organizations. This class may require the use of a virtual reality headset identified by the instructor.