Carrie Anderson

Asst. Professor of History of Art/Architecture

 
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 Fall Term 2017- Tuesday's 10:00-11:30 a.m., Wednesday 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., and by appointment
 Mahaney Center for the Arts 117

 

Courses

Course List: 

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FYSE 1438 - Vermeer      

Vermeer: Forgeries, Fictions & Films
Since his rediscovery in the 19th century, Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer has received sustained and enthusiastic praise for his refined paintings of everyday life in 17th-century Holland. In this course we will examine how Vermeer’s art and life have been evaluated from the 17th to the 21st century. We will not only contextualize Vermeer in his own time and place, but we will also consider how his work has elicited a range of responses in modern times, including forgeries, novels, and films. 3 hrs. sem. ART CW EUR

Fall 2015, Fall 2016

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HARC 0100 - Monuments/Ideas in Western Art      

Monuments and Ideas in Western Art
This course is an introduction to the study of Western art history through an investigation of selected art works, considered individually and in broader contexts. The course chronicles the evolution in painting, sculpture, and architecture of the western world. It is designed for those who wish to build a broad acquaintance with the major works and ideas of Western art in their historical settings and to develop tools for understanding these works of art as aesthetic objects and bearers of meaning for the societies, groups, or individuals that produced them. Registration priority will be given to first and second year students. 2 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc. ART EUR HIS

Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018

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HARC 0201 - Italian Renaissance      

Italian Renaissance Art: 1350-1550
This course will focus on the art produced in Italy during the late fourteenth through the early sixteenth centuries. In addition to studying the chronological development of painting, sculpture, and architecture, we will consider such issues as artistic training, patronage, domestic life, and the literary achievements of this period of "rebirth." Focusing on urban environments such as Florence, Siena, Padua, Venice, Rome, and Urbino, we will give special attention to the manner in which artistic production was shaped by place. 3 hrs. lect. ART EUR HIS

Fall 2015

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HARC 0254 - Art in the Dutch Golden Age      

Art in the Dutch Golden Age
In this course we will examine the art made in the Northern Netherlands during the 17th century, the so-called “Golden Age” of the Dutch Republic. We will consider the effects of politics, patronage, religion, and warfare on the paintings and practices of such artists as Hals, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, as well as many other lesser-known professionals, who specialized in still life, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, church interiors, portraits, and tavern scenes. We will also consider the history of printmaking in the early modern Dutch Republic. 3 hrs. lect. ART EUR HIS

Fall 2014, Fall 2016

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HARC 0301 - Ways of Seeing      

Ways of Seeing
In this course we will focus on the various methods and theories that can enrich and deepen our understanding of art, architecture, and visual culture. Students will hone their analytical skills, both verbal and written, often with recourse to objects from the College Museum and the campus at large. In general, this seminar will develop students’ awareness of objects of culture broadly construed, and sharpen their understanding of the scope and intellectual history of the field. To be taken during the sophomore or junior year as a prerequisite for HARC 0710 and HARC 0711. 3 hrs. sem. ART

Fall 2017

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HARC 0309 - Global Baroque      

Global Baroque
The Baroque style of art and architecture that flourished in 17th century Europe and spread throughout the rest of the world is often referred to as the first truly global style. In this course we will examine the spread of the Baroque throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries. We will focus not only on the forces that contributed to the broad reach of the Baroque—such as trade, exploration, colonization, missionary work, and artistic exchange—but also on the persistence of local artistic styles in the context of the Baroque. 3 hrs. sem. ART CMP EUR HIS

Fall 2014

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HARC 0311 - Artists/Patrons 17th c. Europe      

Artists & their Patrons in the Seventeenth-Century Europe
In this course we will explore the nature of artistic patronage in 17th century Europe. Not only will we examine artists who negotiated the complexities of early modern patronage with great success, such as Bernini, Velazquez, Van Dyck, and Rubens, but we will also consider artists whose efforts met with failure, such as Caravaggio, whose Death of the Virgin was famously rejected. Other topics will include the role of gender and patronage, the circumvention of traditional forms of patronage, and artistic patronage and the state. 3 hrs. sem. ART EUR HIS

Spring 2015

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HARC 0313 - Arts of Spain/Spanish Americas      

From Velázquez to Cabrera: The Arts of Spain and the Spanish Americas
In this course we will examine the art and visual culture of Spain and the Spanish Americas from the early sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. We will consider the impact that religion, politics, and patronage had on artists working in Spain and the Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru, focusing especially on how visual traditions, iconographies, and practices were reshaped when they crossed the Atlantic. We will also consider how—in the wake of global trade and exploration—contact between Amerindian, African, Asian, and European artisans transformed artistic production, patronage, and collecting practices throughout the Iberian world. 3 hrs. sem. ART CMP HIS

Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018

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HARC 0510 - Advanced Studies      

Advanced Studies
Supervised independent work in art history, museum studies, or architectural studies. (Approval Required)

Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018

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HARC 0710 - Senior Thesis Research Seminar      

Senior Thesis Research Seminar
In this course students will conceive, undertake research, and plan the organization of their senior thesis in art history or senior museum studies projects. Seminar discussions and workshops will focus on research strategies, conventions in art historical writing, project design, and public presentation skills. (HARC 0301; Approval Required) 3 hr. sem.

Fall 2017

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HARC 0711 - SNR Thesis: Research/Writing      

Senior Thesis: Research and Writing
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research, plus organizing, writing and presenting a senior thesis. (HARC 0301 and HARC 0710). WTR

Winter 2016

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HARC 1022 - Prints, Drawings, Photos      

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the Middlebury College Museum of Art
In this course we will study the prints, drawings, and photographs given to the Middlebury College Museum of Art by Charles S. Moffett, ‘67. Charles Moffett was formerly curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art, director of the Phillips Collection, and officer at Sotheby’s. Students will conduct research on the collection, which includes objects from the 17th to the 21st centuries, and select a number of works to be included in a fall 2017 exhibition. In addition to studying and contextualizing these works, students will visit collections in other museums. ART HIS WTR

Winter 2017

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Program in International and Global Studies

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