Art History

Survey of Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture

Course Description and Requirements

Gianlorenzo Bernini.
Apollo and Daphne.

Schedule of Lectures

List of Monuments


On the Paper
Baroque and Rococo Art Bibliography

Bernini at the Galleria Borghese

Art Historians' Guide to the Movies
The National Gallery of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artemisia Gentileschi in the Movies


On the Course: : This is an upper-division survey of the painting, sculpture and architecture of Western Europe from about 1600 to 1750. Students who attend class and study faithfully will achieve a mastery of the subject sufficient to prepare them for more advanced work in the areas covered. They will also have a good background for the continuation of study into the later 18th and 19th centuries.

Educational Goals for the Course: Students will learn how to think, study and write for an 
upper-division art history course, skills which will help to prepare them for similar courses in 
the art or other departments. They will gain a reasonably detailed knowledge of the painting, 
sculpture, and architecture of the period; they will have a an extensive beginning knowledge of 
topics including: 

Expectations of the Undergraduate Student: Students should be able to read, write, and 
converse in standard English well enough to perform at the expected level for a student in a 
third-year class. Students will need to be able and willing to devote enough time to the course 
to do the required reading, participate appropriately in class, write a short paper, and take the 
midterm and the final. 
Expectations of the Graduate Student: The graduate student will do all of the above and complete a Problem Paper under the direction of the professor. They will be required to meet with the professor a few times during the semester to consult on this and other topics.
Prerequisite: The Renaissance to Modern survey or the equivalent background.
Texts: Required: Laurie Schneider Adams. Key Monuments of the Baroque. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000. And: Vernon Hyde Minor. Baroque & Rococo Art & Culture. Prentice-Hall, 1999.
Texts: Recommended:
John Rupert Martin. Baroque. New York: Harper & Row, 1977. Selections here marked by a *.
Sylvan Barnet. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. Several editions.



Course Requirements: There will be four quizzes, a Midterm and a Final. There will also be a short paper, as mentioned above. The paper, the quizzes, the midterm and the final are each worth 100 points and each count as 25 percent of your final grade. The quizzes and the exams will consist of some combination of slide identifications, comparisons, and short essays. Almost all of the material for which you will be responsible will be contained in the texts, or will be on the Web site. There may be a few other images included, which will be posted on the Web site. There will also be various links and illustrations to help you with your studying. You are required to use the Web site. From after the first week of the class all students enrolled in the course are assumed to have read and understood the Web site. If you have questions, please ask, in class or out.

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