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HA 3587 / HA 3887

Course Co-ordinator: Mr J Gash

Pre-requisite(s): Open to honours students in History of Art. Available as a level 3 option for the purposes of Enhanced Study to those with entry to cognate honours programmes. Cognate programmes consist of all honours programmes in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy; MA English, MA English and Scottish Literature,MA Film and Visual Culture.

Note(s): This course will be available in 2012/13 as HA 3887.

The course offers a detailed examination of the work, aesthetic standpoint, and historical importance of the Carracci family of painters from Bologna [Ludovico (1555-1619); Agostino (1557-1602); and Annibale (1560-1609)], and of their leading pupils [notably Guido Reni (1575-1642) and Domenichino (1581-1641)]. Particular attention is paid to the nature and significance of the Carracci Academy, widely perceived as heralding the institutionalized art academies of subsequent centuries; to the issue of the Carracci's supposed `Eclecticism'; and to their influence on the development of `Baroque' and `Baroque Classical' aesthetics.

1 or 2 two-hour sessions per week to a total 18 teaching hours. These will mainly be seminars, but there will also be some lectures.

Student performance in this course is assessed by 1 essay, a written examination, visual-based test, and class contribution.

1st Attempt: 1 one and a half-hour written examination (30%); 1 one-hour visual-based test (20%); one 2,000-word essay (40%); class Contribution based on a seminar presentation and contribution to discussion in seminars (10%).

Resit: Examination (100%).

NB: All coursework must have been submitted.