Class Overview

Do you ever wonder about the arts in culture and how we got here?

Rubens Painting, Ars Intellectus: Baroque - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College
Painting by Peter Paul Rubens

Explore the trajectory of art throughout the ages, with a focus on European history, culture and art.

Gain a better understanding of present postmodern and poststructural art practices by understanding some of its historical roots.

This is the second in a series and will continued where Part 1 left off. You are very welcome to participate whether you were in the first class or not!

Learn about the artistic period known as Mannerism as an introduction to the era, before deeply focusing on Baroque period.

We will be looking at painting, sculpture, architecture, as well as the philosophical context and ideas of the time.

Examine the first "superstars" of the art world, such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Rubens and Bernini.

The class will visit a museum in the last session. It is not mandatory (and fees are not included) but will be a lot of fun!

This course is part of our Senior Series, courses designed for older students and offered during the daytime on diverse topics.

Learning Outcomes

• Acquire and understand of what defines the Baroque art period in European history
• Practice visual analysis of artwork from this period in time
• Develop ability to visually identify Baroque characteristics in art

Who Should Take This Class?

  • People interested in understanding the current trajectory of art practices, by understanding European roots in the Baroque art, history and culture.
  • Anyone who would like to know more about art or history.
  • Artists interested in understanding European art history and how it has helped shape current art practices.
  • People who are available during the daytime and seek educational opportunities.
  • Seniors who would like to participate in our educational series focused on older students.

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6238
  • Instructor: Miha Sarani
  • When: 9 Fridays; 1/10/20-3/6/20, 1-3 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 19
  • Where: Broadway Edison Building, Room 1139B; 1701 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122
  • Fee: $129
  • Additional Notes: The last (9th) session is a field trip to a museum, 1-4 PM. The entrance fee to the museum is not included in the class fee.
Instructor Miha Sarani Photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College