European Paintings: From Leonardo to Rembrandt to Goya

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Learn about the inspirational work of the leading European painters from approximately 1400 to 1800, and explore the issues expressed through the art of painting. Included in this broad time frame are the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Goya.

Painters during this period were concerned with ideas such as the pursuit of beauty, the pleasures and pains associated with love, the demonstration of power and status, or the relationship of men and women to the divinity and to nature. In paintings from this period, we find traces of the emergence of the modern mind set, and perspective on issues such as the respective roles of women and men in the world.

This course focuses on images of paintings by the artists listed in the course syllabus. The discussions that will take place in the “course forum” will allow us to touch upon a broader range of issues.


Alejandro Vergara
Alejandro Vergara

Alejandro Vergara has taught at the Hispanic Studies Program at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He received his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1994. Prior to that he was a graduate from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he received a B.A. in Art History. He is currently Senior Curator of Flemish and Northern European Paintings at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. He has taught art history in the Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, and in the Department of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University, in New York. He is a specialist in seventeenth century Flemish painting, and has published extensively in that area. He has curated numerous exhibitions on the art of Peter Paul Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Vermeer, among other leading artists.