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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLAH 2030
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Architectural History, Theory & Criticism
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Design History, Theory & Criticism
"Baroque" is the designated term for the style of 17th and early 18th century European painting, sculpture, architecture, design, and music. Baroque describes any artwork whose theme or style is extravagant, ornate, or excessive. The class will explore the Baroque era, which produced artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Hals, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Velasquez. Baroque artists pushed art to its limits and beyond, in order to attract attention in a culture of increasing excess. Artists emerged as individual entrepreneurs, while their products became important commodities as capitalism developed. There were new subjects, such as landscape and genre painting. In addition, there were new approaches to old subjects, including gods, saints, heroes, and portraiture. The class will also explore the baroque attitude, which is still a major component of art today, by connecting baroque themes and styles to contemporary artworks. Pathway: Art and Design History
Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.
Open to Undergraduate students.
Not open to Fifth Year students.
Not open to Senior students.