Hapsburg-painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Dede Taylor

Dates: Tuesdays; Jan 26; Feb 2, 9, 23 (no class on Feb 16th)

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Hope Lutheran Church

Course Info: This four-week course will explore the 16th and 17th centuries in Hapsburg Spain through its arts, with a focus on painting. The period is called the “Golden Age” for the enthusiastic patronage of the kings and the virtuosity of artists such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Sanchez Cotán, and Velázquez, even as the monarchy itself was in decline. We will put the period in historical and cultural context, touching on sculpture, architecture, literature, court politics and religious philosophy. Looking deeply at representative (and simply gorgeous!) paintings in a variety of genres, we will analyze their artistic form and technique and seek to unveil their meanings.

Class Format: Lecture and discussion

Readings: None.

Dede-TaylorInstructor Bio: Dede Taylor is an art historian who taught courses (“from Cave to Contemporary”) in the School of Art at MSU for 12 years. She developed a fascination with the arts, language, and cultural history of Spain and taught courses in the arts of Spain of which this class is a part. Helping students open their eyes and minds to the aesthetics and meanings of art has been her great joy and she looks forward to sharing Hapsburg Spain with Wonderlust participants.

Instructor Bio: 

Dede Taylor is an art historian who taught courses (“from Cave to Contemporary”) in the School of Art at MSU for 12 years. She developed a fascination with the arts, language, and cultural history of Spain and taught courses in the arts of Spain of which this class is a part. Helping students open their eyes and minds to the aesthetics and meanings of art has been her great joy and she looks forward to sharing Hapsburg Spain with Wonderlust participants.

 

 

Cost: $50.00 - member; $85.00 - nonmember

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