• Cult-H: Global Baroque

    (Fernando Loffredo, Stony Brook University)
    This course explores the Baroque through the lens of the global circulation of works, artists and patterns as a practice that significantly shaped the early modern world. Here students investigate the relationship between art and territory, mobility and materiality, coloniality and diversity, and the linkage between global patronage and local memory. The course includes very diverse subjects, from Baroque gardens in Yuanming Yuan Imperial Palace in Beijing to the Jesuit churches across the Andes, from Bernini’s piazzas in Rome to Brazil’s colonial Baroque landmark architecture.