Power and Piety: the Baroque

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Power and Piety: the Baroque

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Art, Art History, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Any 30 points at Stage I in Art History or European Studies, or 15 points from both

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The use of art to display, enhance, and justify political power and piety and to promote political and religious ideologies in the major power centres of seventeenth-century Europe in the Baroque period. Refers to the work of artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velasquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Le Brun, Jones and Wren.

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