HAA 16D - Northern Renaissance and Baroque Painting and Sculpture: Van Eyck to Vermeer

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Joseph Koerner

Monday & Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:45am

Between 1400 to 1700 artists in Northern Europe created new imagery and new image technologies that helped lay the foundations of our modern world.  We explore painting, sculpting, and printmaking in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England, looking closely at the art of Van Eyck, Bosch, Dürer, Holbein, Bruegel, Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and many others.  We also study the violent struggles about art that broke out during this period, as people killed each other over whether images were the enemy of truth.  Meanwhile, printing emerged as a powerful means for communication, changing forever the experience of art.