History of European Art: Local Traditions and Transnational Networks

History of European Art: Local Traditions and Transnational Networks

Course dates:
4 June, 2022 to 16 July, 2022
Topics:
Art & Design, Multidisciplinary
Application deadline:
Saturday, 7 May, 2022
University:
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
Berlin, Germany

Course description

This course explores European art from the 15th to the 20th century with a particular focus on urban centers like Florence, Rome, Venice, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Berlin. The aim is to analyze how the visual arts contributed through the centuries to shape local identities as well as European cultural traditions common to different countries and transcultural, global networks.

The course will present iconic moments of the history of the arts in Europe by drawing a special attention to episodes of cultural exchanges and hybridization that arose from travelling artworks as well as from artists’ travels in Europe and beyond. From the role of artists like Raphael and Michelangelo in 16th-century papal Rome to the rise of genre painting in the Flanders and the Dutch Republic of the Golden Age, from the ‘painters of modern life’ in 19th-century Paris to the German Avant-garde of the 1920s, we will analyze the artworks and their authors in relation to the different historical contexts and the places of their creation. Recurrent will be the focus on the complex interplay between artists and patrons, between local traditions, individual creativity and the broader social, political and cultural contexts in which artworks and buildings were produced.

Students will gain understanding of the main art movements and relevant artists from the Renaissance to the postwar period as well as the basic concepts and terminology of art history. Visits to the outstanding collections of Berlin museums (according to Covid-19 regulations) will allow the participants to study in depth specific artifacts and to learn how to look closely at works of art.

Accommodation

FUBiS offers the following accommodation options:

  • Single room in shared apartments at the student dorms
  • Homestay with Berlin host family
  • The Students Hotel

For more details on the different accommodation options, please click here.

Registration

The easiest way to register for FUBiS is by using the online registration form. You can find detailed information on how to register here.

Registration deadline is May 7, 2022.

A comprehensive overview on fees and registration can be found here.

ECTS accreditation

7 ECTS

Contact information

Email: fubis@fubis.org

Phone: +49 30 838 73 472