Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture - Bella Figura: Display behaviours in Baroque Europe HIST 4175   Bella Figura: Display behaviours in Baroque Europe
This course, which requires some background in Early Modern Europe is a broad overview of behaviour surrounding appearance and display in Baroque Europe, roughly from the late sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century. The intellectual framework of the course is situated in behaviour as a human universal, with roots in animal display. After dealing briefly with display as a human universal, the readings examine the phenomenon in the context of the state, of religion, in architecture and interior decoration, and as stable behaviour in civil society art, dress and protocol. Reading in French not obligatory but encouraged and rewarded. All the readings will be posted to the course page on Brightspace.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: an Early Modern European Course