Units of Study

ARHT2612 - 17th Century Art: Royalty and Riches

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Ledbury


This unit of study considers the place of the artist and the architect in European courts during the seventeenth century. The focus will be on the image of the ruler and the princely palace as a political and social symbol. Patterns of patronage and issues of artistic independence will be investigated through examples of major commissions in painting, sculpture and architecture. Tutorials will involve a more careful examination of theoretical approaches to the expression of power, wealth and glory in visual form.


1x2000wd essay (60%), 1x2000 visual test (40%)


Recommended Reading:
Anne Sutherland Harris, 'Seventeenth-Century Art and Architecture', London (2005).
J. Adamson (ed.), The Princely Courts of Europe, 1500-1750 (1999)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002



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