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HAD-323 Baroque Visual Culture

3 Credits

The political, religious, economic and scientific developments of the Early Modern period (ca. 1585-1700) will engage us in this course on the International Baroque. We will study issues of gender and class as well as style, in the paintings of Caravaggio, Velasquez, Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer. The building programs of St. Peters by Bernini, of Versailles under Louis XIV, and of London by Wren after The Great Fire will be examined.