Southern European History: 1600 to 1700
Students will acquire a solid foundation in the historical context of the art of southern Europe from ca. 1600 to ca. 1700. Students will be able to articulate the characteristics of the styles, processes, ideologies, and philosophies of key artists working in Italy, Spain, and France during the Baroque era. Students will become conversant with select works of art in terms of style, patronage, reception, and meaning. They will also be able to evaluate the effects of cultural, political, economic, religious, and social factors on southern Baroque art.
Art Research and Writing
Students will develop art historical research skills by conducting advanced research focused on a single work of art produced in the south of Europe during the Baroque period. Students will apply methodological approaches acquired in ARTHC 300 to their topic. Students will situate their informed, original ideas within the best art historical publications on their subject. Students will demonstrate familiarity with advanced research skills and best research practices as taught by the course professor and supported by the HBLL Art History research guides. Students will apply the formatting of an acceptable style guide with exactness to the completed research paper.