ARH-320 Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art

This course on Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) will examine his significance in light of such developments in the Dutch Republic as the rise in importance of group-portrait, landscape, genre, and still-life painting. Other issues to be considered include artistic patronage, images of nationalism, representations of domestic life, illusionism and art, the relationship between paintings and emblematic imagery, and Rembrandt's contributions to printmaking. Comparisons will also be made between Rembrandt's work and that produced by artists in Italy, Spain, and the Spanish Netherlands.


3 credits