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ARTH 4430 Problems in Bosch and Bruegel (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This class is a seminar on two great masters of the 16th century art in Flanders, Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Bosch's paintings, often perplexing and enigmatic, have been the focus of a wide spectrum of interpretations, some of them outlandish and bizarre. Bruegel's pictures seem at first more genial, but when probed they bristle with social commentary. We will try to understand their style and iconography and place the work of these two artists in the context of their turbulent era.


Instructor(s): Kenneth Craig

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13