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Course Description

Prompted by the adversarial political culture of today, Pictorial Politics in Art looks back to the partisan perspectives that shaped the works of artists from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries (Riemenschneider, Van Eyck, Leonardo, and others) through the nineteenth century (Delacroix, Courbet, Rodin, and others). Painters and sculptors visually proclaimed their points of view on such divisive issues as high versus low art, art of the real versus art of the ideal, official art versus outsider art, art of reason versus art of emotion, and art honoring the past versus art highlighting the present. Few artists were willing to compromise. This course also considers those rare few, above all Bernini and his sculptural exemplars of reconciliation. As we will learn, pictorial politics played as great a role in the lives and careers of pre-Modern artists as party politics play in our lives today.  Lecture (plus Questions)
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