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The course provides an introduction to painting in the politically and religiously divided Netherlands during its so-called ‘Golden Age’. Drawing and printmaking are also touched upon. Its main focus is on the predominantly Protestant Northern Netherlands (Dutch Republic/United Provinces) but a significant number of classes are devoted to the influential Peter Paul Rubens, from the Spanish-ruled, Catholic south (now Belgium). Major Dutch artists covered include Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Ruisdael. Download Course Guide
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course provides a detailed introduction to Netherlandish painting during its so-called 'golden age'. Drawing and printmaking are also looked at. The great majority of the course deals with art in the Northern Netherlands, with the notable exception of Rubens, whose major stature, as well as his influence on many Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, warrants three seminars. Although much of Rubens's art enshrines the ideals of the Counter Reformation Roman Catholic Church, his work as a whole is deeply rooted in Netherlandish tradition and a Netherlandish milieu. The fluidity of the artistic situation is neatly conveyed by the career of Adriaen Brouwer who, though born in the South, worked mainly in Haarlem and Amsterdam, inventing a pungent new style of low-life genre that he later took back with him to Flanders, where it had an impact on David Teniers the Younger, court painter to the Catholic Archdukes in Brussels.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 written assignment of 3,000 words (30%); 1 visual-based test of one hour (20%)]; class participation (10%) and 1 two-hour written examination (40%).
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). NB: All coursework must have been submitted.
There are no assessments for this course.
Feedback occurs at various stages of the course and at different levels. The two essays are returned with detailed comments both on the cover sheet and the body of the essay itself.