High Baroque and Rococo European and Italian Art



Credits: 3
Offered: Spring
Prerequisite: An art history course covering Renaissance art, taken either before enrolling in this course or while enrolled in it.



The course starts with an examination of the mature work of painters situated in Rome, such as Carracci and Caravaggio and their followers, Artemisia Gentileschi, Domenichino, and Guercino. The Neapolitan School and later developments in Rome are then discussed. Focus is also placed upon the sculpture of Bernini and his followers, Algardi and Duquesnoy, as well as upon Bernini’s architectural works and those of Borromini and Guarini. The artworks of these Italian artists are compared and contrasted with those of other European artists, such as Rubens and van Dyck, who studied in Italy, and Rembrandt, Ribera, Zurbaran, and Velazquez, who were influenced by Italian artists. Rococo artists whose work is examined include the French painters Watteau, Boucher, and Fragonard and the Italian painters Tiepolo, Canaletto, and Guardi. Field trips are taken to museums and churches in Florence and to sites in other cities such as Rome and Venice.

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Linda Reynolds)