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HARC 0100 Baroque Art & Architecture

A study of the impact of the Counter-Reformation on the style of art, sculpture and architecture, with special attention to Italian and Spanish painters such as Tintoretto, Caravaggio, El Greco and Velazquez, the sculptor Bernini, and the architect, Borromini.  It will also consider the manifestation of Baroque in Britain. Baroque is often classified as a period of artistic style that used exaggerated movement and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance and grandeur in sculpture, painting and architecture. English Baroque art and architecture can be studied at the magnificent Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, close to Oxford, and there are works by Tintoretto in the Ashmolean Museum. There are also important buildings associated with Oxford University, designed by Wren and Hawksmoor. 

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I devoured the integral lectures, the seminars, the tea and biscuits, and the charming streets of Oxford. Aided by my tutors, my passion for the human...
Mike Rectenwald, Summer 2000, Geneva College