900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
This course offers to the general student a comprehensive picture of the most important artistic trends and personalities in Europe during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, J.H. Mansard and Watteau are among the great Baroque and Rococo artists and architects who will be introduced in this course. Special topics that will also be explored include the new art and architecture created by the Catholic Church in Rome at the time of the Counter Reformation, the development of Realism in Italy and the new secular art in Holland, the completion of the Louvre and Versailles palaces in France and the beginning of the Rococo style.
Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically