Period: Dutch Art in the 17th C (V4119A)
Period in Art History: Dutch Art of the 17th Century
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 5
This module examines how the particular characteristics of the northern European schools of 17th-century art have been defined and argued about. The critical tradition has taken sides on a number of issues, namely how far an apparent attention to realism disguises complex meanings, whether religious painting was still important in a post-Reformation society, on the role of optical illusion, and on portraiture and landscape as evocations of the nation-state. All these issues are constantly referred back to a standard of quality and rules for debate set down elsewhere, in Renaissance Italy. The main body of material will be taken from 17th century Dutch painting, but with constant reference to the art of the Spanish Netherlands in order to examine how far the region to the south provided a conduit to the art and criticism of Italy and whether it makes sense to see the two countries as a cultural whole.
|Unseen Examination||Mid Year Assessment||70.00%|
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Essay||T1 Week 9||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Autumn Teaching||SEMINAR||2 hours||111111111111|
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Prof Maurice Howard
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