Fall 2015

Art and Architecture of Europe from 1400 to 1800

Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-135  |  Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-135  |  European Studies, as EUST-135

Formerly listed as: EUST-38  |  FIAR-35


Nicola Courtright (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 135, ARCH 135, and EUST 135.) This course is an introduction to painting, sculpture, and architecture of the early modern period. The goal of the course is to identify artistic innovations that characterize European art from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, and to situate the works of art historically, by examining the intellectual, political, religious, and social currents that contributed to their creation. In addition to tracing stylistic change within the oeuvre of individual artists and understanding its meaning, we will investigate the varied character of art, its interpretation, and its context in different regions, including Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

Limited to 30 students.  Fall and spring semesters.  Professor Courtright. 

If Overenrolled: Preference to majors, then first years, seniors, and finally lottery.


Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2024