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HA 3082 / HA 3582

Course Co-ordinator: Dr H Pierce

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 and Scottish Literature, MA Film and Visual Culture.

Note(s): This course will be available in 2012/13 as HA 3082.

This module develops students' knowledge and understanding of early modern European painting, providing a chronological overview of elite portraiture and diplomatic commissions in England between 1530 and 1650; furthermore, it asks important questions about the persuasive and diplomatic possibilities of the visual arts, the relationship between painter and patron, and the impact and legacy of foreign artists on British painting and visual culture through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and beyond.

1 or 2 two-hour seminars per week to a total of 36 seminar teaching hours.

There will be 18 classes altogether comprising:

Students each participate in one group presentation across the course.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (30%); continuous assessment (60%) [2 essays of 2,000 words each (20% each); 1 visual-based test of one hour (20%)]; class participation (10%).

Essay 1 develops the student's response to the question addressed by their group presentation.

A choice of defined essay topics is provided for essay 2.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).
NB: All coursework must have been submitted.