SPAN 9938 Reading Portraits: Poetry and Painting in Baroque Spain (Spring: 3 )
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring one of the most important aspects of Golden Age Spanish culture: the relationship between poetry and painting. We will examine poetical texts that present the perspective of poets who painted, who wrote about painters and paintings, and who reflected on their own painted portraits. With the help of visual materials, we will study the aesthetic problems inherent to ekphrastic poetry, and its relationship with emblematic literature.
Instructor(s): Leticia Mercado
Last Updated: 30-Mar-16