Units of Study

ARHT2612 - 17th Century Art: Royalty and Riches

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Ledbury

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Textbooks

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002

Prohibitions

ARHT2012

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