History of Art and Visual CultureHAVC 135C Spectacular Power: Versailles, 1660–1989

The palace and grounds of Versailles as a representation of the French state since the time of Louis XIV. Architecture, garden design, fountains, and fortifications; painting, sculpture, and court ceremony. The links between absolutism and the making of the classic French style are explored. First in a sequence of three courses on French art and its historical context; see HAVC 177 and HAVC 137. (Formerly HAVC 176.)




Donna Hunter