Netherlands, Utrecht

Nothing Is What It Seems: Dutch Art of the Golden Age

when 18 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1275

"Nice clouds,? critics would say, ?But really, it isn?t quite art with a capital A, is it?? Until recently, Dutch Art of the Golden Age was seen as technically good, but not very interesting. It was just too realistic, where was the artistic imagination?

Today, this opinion on Dutch art has changed and the value of Golden Age artworks has soared. So what is the true meaning behind all these landscapes, seascapes, portraits and still lifes that look so real that you can feel the sea-breeze and smell the grapes?

Upon completion of this highly interactive course, you will have seen many highlights from the 16th and 17th century, you will be able to recognise the main painters, you have become confident in recognising, discussing and analysing a modern Dutch artwork and sharing your ideas with your peers.

Course leader

Dr Nausika? El-Mecky (Cantab)

Target group

The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History.

Course aim

Gives students a broad overview of Dutch Art of the 16th and 17th century through the exploration of culture, daily life, academic approaches, excursions and case-studies.

Fee info

EUR 1275: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 925: Course + course materials

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