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HARC 0100 Baroque Art & Architecture

This course will consider the art, sculpture and architecture of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It will pay particular attention to Italian, Spanish and Cretan painters that include Tintoretto, Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, El Greco and Velazquez, as well as considering the manifestation of the Baroque in Britain. In terms of the latter, nearby examples include Blenheim Palace, important buildings associated with Oxford University by Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, as well as paintings and sculptures on display at the Ashmolean Museum. You will be encouraged to think critically about the term 'Baroque' and historic prejudices against the style, as well as questioning the extent to which it can be convincingly linked to the Counter-Reformation. 

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