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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Explain and exemplify the main peculiarities and developments in art-collecting practices in the Netherlands between 1500 and 1700;
2. Demonstrate awareness of how the art market and patronage impacted artistic style and subject matter;
3. Assess the role of institutions in commissioning and displaying works of art;
4. Present, orally and in written form, analyses of relevant objects and literature;
5.Engage critically with the primary sources and secondary literature.
Collecting and Collectors in the Netherlands: An Introduction; Supply and Demand: The Market for Paintings; Authenticity and Value: The Limits of Attribution; Display: Paintings in the Home; Zoological Collections: Frans Post and Brazil; Princely Patronage: The House of Orange as Collectors; Artists as Collectors: Rembrandt and Rubens; Institutional Collecting and Patronage; Art for Clandestine Catholic Chapels; Antwerp Collectors Cabinets; The Fagels: Book Collecting
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Journal: After each class, the student formulates and submits a reflective journal around the prescribed reading and lecture content.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Class participation.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: This is based on a short paper presented in front of a designated work of art in the National Gallery of Ireland.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Midway through the semester, the module co-ordinator will meet with each student to discuss the progress of their learning journal, as well as the requirements for the presentation/essay. Extensive written feedback will be provided to students after the collected journal entries and essays have been submitted.
|Ms Carla Briggs||Tutor|