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as of 7/2/2022

VERMEER AND DUTCH PAINTING
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectArt History
Number & Suffix: 104
Full UC Title: VERMEER AND DUTCH PAINTING 
Transcript Title: VERMEER&DUTCH PAINT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Johannes Vermeer was working near the end of the Dutch “Golden Age.” His art is not innovative, but retrospective. It looks back over a tradition of picture-making, taking visual concerns established by others and pushing them toward conclusions. This course studies Vermeer’s art by putting it into dialogue with the paintings of his predecessors and contemporaries. Every week one meeting is in the classroom in Utrecht, and one meeting is in a museum where readings are discussed as they relate to original works. The course is arranged thematically, so that students think about large concepts like narrative and seduction, object hood and space, habitat and nature, sound and silence, resemblance and meaning. The course considers how those themes and issues are dealt with by Vermeer in response to prior works by Dutch artists. In this class students learn to think critically about works of art within a historical context and to write and talk about visual form, effect, and experience. Students are required to read 4 or 5 articles every week, write three papers (each about a single painting), and give a presentation in front of a work of art. No previous knowledge of art history is necessary, just a willingness to learn and to be an active participant in discussions. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: VERMEER AND DUTCH PAINTING 
Partner University Department: History and Art History 
Partner University Course Number: GE3V14003