SCHEDULE

REQUIREMENTS

BAROQUE ART

RESERVE

RESOURCES


SCHEDULE (Spring 2003)


Tuesday, January 14
What is the Baroque?
SEE
Introduction

READ
Introduction to Renaissance & Baroque Art & Theory (Witcombe)

RESERVE READING
Minor, Baroque & Rococo: Art & Culture, 13-31.
Martin, Baroque, 11-38.
Held & Posner, 17th and 18th Century Art, 11-20.

ONLINE READING
Grove Art - Baroque
Britannica - Baroque period


Tuesday, January 21
'Classical' Artistic Theory in Italy
READ
Giovanni Battista Agucchi, Trattato della Pittura (1607-1615)
Paragraph Elucidation
A Allison Albanis
B Kristin Aneralla
C Blair Baigent
D Chasity Clarke
E Mary Davis
F Autum Matysek-Snyder
G Gwen McKinney
H Keri Miller
I Misty Vandergriff

RESERVE READING
Wittkower, Art and Architecture in Italy 1600-1750, 57-71.
Minor, Baroque and Rococo Art, 160-164.

ONLINE READING
Grove Art - Agucchi
Grove Art - Classicism: Renaissance to 17th century
Britannica - Classicism and Neoclassicism


Tuesday, January 28
- FIRST REPORT TOPIC SELECTION (due online by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 10)
The 'Classical' Ideal
READ
'Classicism' (Erwin Panofsky)
Giovanni Pietro Bellori, The Idea of the Painter, Sculptor and Architect (1664)
Paragraph Elucidation
A Misty Vandergriff
B Keri Miller
C Gwen McKinney
D Autum Matysek-Snyder
E Mary Davis
F Chasity Clarke
G Blair Baigent
H Kristin Aneralla
I Allison Albanis

RESERVE READING
Haskell, Patrons and Painters, 158-161.
Lee, Ut Pictura Poesis, 13-16.
Minor, Baroque and Rococo Art, 186-191.

ONLINE READING
Grove Art - Bellori


Tuesday, February 4
'Classicism' and the Academy
READ
Academies of Art in Florence and Rome (Rudolf and Margot Wittkower)
The French Academy in the 17th Century (Nikolaus Pevsner)

RESERVE READING
Barasch, Theories of Art From Plato to Winckelmann, 310-377.
Minor, Baroque & Rococo: Art & Culture, 362-366.
Pevsner, Academies of Art Past and Present

ONLINE READING
Grove Art - Academy
Britannica - Academy


Tuesday, February 11
FIRST REPORT - 1
1 Annibale Carracci's religious paintings (after 1600) - Blair
2 Guido Reni's mythological paintings - Mary
3 Poussin's Phocion paintings - Allison
4 Poussin's Rape of the Sabines paintings - Chasity

Tuesday, February 18
- SECOND REPORT TOPIC SELECTION (due online by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 17)
FIRST REPORT - 2
5 Poussin's religious paintings in the 1640s - Kristin
6 Claude Lorrain's landscapes - Misty
8 François Girardon's mythological sculptures - Gwen
9 Louis Le Vau and architecture in France - Keri
10 André Le Nôtre and landscape design - Autum


Tuesday, February 25
'Realism' in Italy & Spain
READ
Caravaggio's Realism and Renaissance Theory (Howard Hibbard)
Bellori's Life of Caravaggio

SEE
Facsimile of Baglione's Vita di Michelagnolo da Caravaggio (1649 edition)

RESERVE READING
Minor, Baroque and Rococo Art, 164-173.
Wittkower, Art and Architecture in Italy 1600-1750, 45-56.


Tuesday, March 11
'Realism' in France, Holland and Belgium

RESERVE READING
Anthony Blunt, Art and Architecture in France 1500-1700, 260-272.
Minor, Baroque and Rococo Art, 199-207.


Tuesday, March 18
SECOND REPORT - 1
1 Caravaggio's secular paintings - Gwen
2 The 'Bamboccianti' - Autum
3 Velázquez's bodegones - Mary
4 Trompe l'Oeil - Chasity
5 Utrecht Caravaggesque painters

Tuesday, March 25
- THIRD REPORT TOPIC SELECTION (due online by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 14)
SECOND REPORT - 2
6 Georges de La Tour - Misty
7 Rembrandt's early works - Kristin
8 Orazio & Artemisia Gentileschi - Keri
9 Still Life painting - Allison
10 Genre painting - Blair


Tuesday, April 1
'Baroque' in Italy and Spain
READ
Baldinucci's Life of Bernini

RESERVE READING
Minor, Baroque and Rococo, 173-177
Hibbard, Bernini


Tuesday, April 8
'Baroque' in Northern Europe

RESERVE READING
Minor, Baroque and Rococo Art, 180-186.


Tuesday, April 15
THIRD REPORT - 1
1 Bernini's mythological sculptures - Keri
2 Bernini's religious sculptures - Kristin
3 Bernini's fountains - Allison
4 Rubens' lion hunts - Autum
5 Rubens' Marie de' Medici cycle - Misty

Tuesday, April 22
THIRD REPORT - 2
5 Bernini's tombs
6 Borromini's churches - Chasity
7 The Apse and Crossing of St. Peter's - Gwen
9 Baroque painted ceilings - Blair
10 Salvator Rosa's landscapes - Mary

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ART AND THEORY IN BAROQUE EUROPE
Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe, Professor, Department of Art History
Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 24595 USA
(phone: 434-381-6194 / fax: 434-381-6173). Email: witcombe@sbc.edu

© Chris Witcombe