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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify major works of Dutch genre art from the 17th century and account for the essential developments in this category of painting;
2. Place significant genre paintings from this period in their political, cultural and economic contexts;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of the production and marketing of art during the period;
4. Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of relevant 17th-century sources, which have a bearing on genre art, as well as present-day critical responses, such as the debates around meaning and interpretation.
Introduction; Genre painters and the Market; the Roots of Genre Art; Conflicting Views: the interpretation of genre paintings; Early developments in Amsterdam and Haarlem; Precision and Polish: the Leiden Fine Painters; Whores, Bawds and Fiddlers: the Utrecht Caravaggisti; Frans Hals and Painting in Haarlem; Pieter de Hooch and Images of Domesticity; Rembrandt and Genre Art; A Taste for High Life: Gerard ter Borch; Genre Paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland; Humour in Dutch Art; Vermeer I: ways of seeing; Vermeer II: the representation of women; Master Storyteller: Jan Steen; the Aristocratisation of Genre Painting; Vermeer on Film; Fin de Siècle: a decline?
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
You will receive detailed written feedback on your essay or assignment. Subsequently, you can discuss your essay and examination performance with the lecturer.
|Ms Carla Briggs||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|