High Renaissance to Baroque: 1500-1750. 14/15
- Where:Seminar Room 3
YEAR COURSE: Explore the art, architecture and decorative arts of Europe from the High Renaissance to Baroque, focussing on Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands and England.
During this period the Renaissance filtered through from Italy, affecting all the arts. The invention of printing meant that books and prints reached a new and wider audience, and quickly popularised new styles. At the same time the Reformation wrought havoc with the established order and a century of war and revolution followed. In some parts of Europe iconoclasm meant the destruction of religious art, and by the mid 17th century Europe was divided into Roman Catholic and Protestant states.
The course examines changes in patronage, with the rise of a prosperous middle class wanting portraits and genre paintings as well as consumer goods such as maiolica and textiles; it considers the effect of wars and economic policies on the production of art, metalwork and furniture, and the influence of trading voyages on imports of luxury goods from the East.
Course Director: Dr Kathy McLauchlan
Wednesdays, 24 September 2014 – 8 July 2015
(over 3 terms), 11.10-15.30
£730 per term, £550 concessions
£60 per day, £45 concessions
Spring and summer term tickets are available via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).