Faculty of Arts
Northern European Art 1400 – 1600
This course surveys art in the Netherlands during the 15th and 16th centuries in painting, and to a lesser extent sculpture, manuscript illumination and tapestry. The first half of the course concerns 15th century art in Burgundy and Flanders: Claus Sluter, Robert Campin, the Van Eycks, Hugo van der Goes and Hieronymus Bosch. Issues of religious symbolism, contemporary approaches to the portrait and landscape and the functions of art at the time are also addressed.
The second half of the course deals with the changing artistic situation over the 16th century in Flanders and Holland; the development of new genres such as landscape, still-life, architectural paintings, markets and low life subjects. Artists examined include Jan Gossaert, Quentin Massys, Bernard van Orley, Pieter Bruegel and Pieter Aertsen. This course is taught concurrently with ARTHIST 303.
Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Iain Buchanan
Coursework + exam
ARTHIST 203: 15.0 points
Any 30 points at Stage I in Art History or 30 points at Stage I listed in European Studies