HAA 267K - Old Masters in a New World

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Shawon Kinew

Wednesday, 3:00pm - 5:45pm

As the territory of early modern European studies continues to expand, mimicking the colonization of the period under study, art historians inevitably become explorers of terra incognita claiming “marvelous possessions.” Now is an ideal moment to take stock of recent global-facing literature and methods in the art history of early modern Europe: where are we, and where are we going? The first half of this graduate seminar will do just that. At the same time, in this experiment, each seminar participant will be encouraged to choose an “old master” as their compass and test the limits of the canon.