Please note that this module was available
until 2010, but has since been
withdrawn and is no longer available.
Tutor: Dr Luca Molà
This undergraduate final-year Special Subject module will allow students to analyse the historical meanings of ‘arts’ - in which luxury objects are considered alongside painting, sculpture and architecture - by placing them in the context of early modern European society. Its ample geographical focus (Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France and England) is designed to highlight the different paths by which Europe acquired a shared visual culture.
As a Special Subject, this module will give students the opportunity to study a set of problems in depth, with the aid of primary printed sources and artefacts (to be studied directly in museum collections and through internet resources). It is also intended to develop the ability of students to engage with visual materials in order to broaden and refine their historical analyses.