Course Descriptions & Syllabi

366 Spanish Painting

Course Description

Pre-requisite 01:082:105 or permission of the instructor

This course explores art in Spain from the early Renaissance to Romanticism. The focus is on major artists and patrons who shaped the Spanish artistic tradition: the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, El Greco in Toledo, Philip II and the Escorial, Velázquez at the court of Philip IV in Madrid, Zurbarán in Seville, and the painting and prints of Goya. We will discuss quintessential Spanish themes, both sacred (Immaculate Conception, visionary experience) and secular (court portraits, Jesters and Dwarves). Although the primary focus is on the Spanish peninsula, we will also discuss the transmission and transformation of Spanish art in Colonial Latin America. 

Learning Goals

  • Understand and learn the major artistic trends within the historical and cultural context of early modern Spain and its empire.
  • Be able to identify and characterize the major painters and sculptors of the Spanish artistic tradition.
  • Gain experience in visual analysis of works of art.
  • Strengthen critical, communication and writing skills.

Course Instructor

Catherine Puglisi 

FALL 2020 

Syllabus: The syllabus will be available on the Learning Management System (Sakai/Canvas) as of first day of class                

DISCLAIMER: The Course Synopses pages have been provided as samples and the information should not be considered accurate or current. For actual course information, refer to the course site hosted by a Rutgers Learning Management System (Sakai/ Canvas, etc.) first day of class.

Contact

Susan Sidlauskas, Chairperson

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Tamara Sears, Graduate Program Director

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