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Dutch painting of the Golden Age
Dutch painting of the Golden Age

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explore recent debates around the interpretation of seventeenth-century Dutch painting

  • consider the strengths and limitations of iconology as an art-historical approach

  • examine the notion of ‘realism’ as applied to works of art

  • address the relevance of social and cultural context for interpreting works of art

  • analyse works of art in terms of different ideas and approaches.