Feb 19, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 225 - The Baroque Imaginary

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
The Baroque has fascinated - and incensed - artists, historians, cultural critics, and philosophers from Henrich Wölfflin, Walter Benjamin, and Erwin Panofsky to Gilles Deleuze, Hubert Damisch, and Peter Greenway. Often aligned with an artistic “Golden Age” exemplified by the works of Bernini, Rubens, Velázquez, and Vermeer, the Baroque is also associated with decadence, irrationality, and effeminacy. We will explore the stakes of these connotations for seventeenth-century Baroque icons as well as for later, (Neo)Baroque artists.

Prerequisite: ART 103 .
Note: Plus-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: Lyon