HAA 265R - Topics in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Joseph Koerner

Tuesday - 12:00pm - 2:45pm

Explores landscape drawing as a specialized genre of art production in seventeenth-century Holland, and considers its historical origins, its practical and wider cultural functions, and its historical afterlife. Special emphasis will be placed on depiction of relations between land and sea, and how such relations might re-thought in light of current ecological crises. Classes are held in the Harvard Art Museums and focused on holdings of the collection, including new acquisitions that are to be featured in a forthcoming exhibition, the nature of which the course will also consider.