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    Macalester College
  Jan 18, 2018
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 278 - Baroque Art

This course covers the painting, sculpture and architecture of Europe from the late sixteenth century through the early eighteenth century. Students will study major characteristics of Baroque art across Europe, including work of Caravaggio, Gentileschi, Bernini, Rubens, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Leyster, Poussin, and Vermeer within a cultural and historical context. The course will consider issues such as political geography, religious conflict, changing social structures, scientific discovery, economic expansion into the new world, and the creation of colonial empires in analyzing the visual culture of the period. Alternate years. (4 Credits)