Baroque Art

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Baroque Art

Fall 2022

Taught By: Eve Eisenstadt

Section: A

CRN: 1493

Credits: 3

Baroque describes any artwork whose theme or style is extravagant, ornate, or excessive. It is the designated term for the style of 17th and early 18th century European painting, sculpture, architecture, design, and music. The class will explore the Baroque era, which produced artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Hals, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Velasquez. Baroque artists pushed art to its limits and beyond, in order to attract attention in a culture of increasing excess. Artists emerged as individual entrepreneurs, while their products became important commodities as capitalism developed. There were new subjects, such as landscape and genre painting. In addition, there were new approaches to old subjects, including gods, saints, heroes, and portraiture. The class will also explore the baroque attitude, which is still a major component of art today, by connecting baroque themes and styles to contemporary artworks.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshmen and sophomores only. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:54am 10/2/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 603

Date Range: 9/2/2022 - 12/16/2022