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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify major works of Dutch genre art from the 17th century and account for the essential developments in this category of painting;
2. Place significant genre paintings from this period in their political, cultural and economic contexts;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of the production and marketing of art during the period;
4. Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of relevant 17th-century sources, which have a bearing on genre art, as well as present-day critical responses, such as the debates around meaning and interpretation.
The content of the module is updated regularly. Among the lectures and seminar themes will be:
- genre painters and the market
- the origins of genre art
- the interpretation of genre paintings
- early developments in Haarlem and Amsterdam
- Leiden fijnschilders and Utrecht Caravaggisti
- Frans Hals and painting in Haarlem
- Pieter de Hooch and images of domesticity
- Rembrandt and genre art
- the sophisticated art of Gerard ter Borch
- Humour in Dutch art
- Why do Vermeer's paintings look so different?
- the representation of women in Vermeer's work
- Jan Steen - master storyteller
- the aristocratisation of genre paining in the Dutch Republic.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on the in-semester assessments will be given in writing on the returned hardcopy. Feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis on preparatory plans and presentations for the research topic that will form the major essay. In addition, I will meet with students on a one-to-one basis to discuss the progress of their learning journal and research topic.
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 14:00 - 15:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 12:00 - 12:50|