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Spanish: Art of the Museo del Prado (CH3181)
Universidad Antonio Nebrija Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Spanish; Art 300 Spanish 3 45 Four semesters or six quarters of college level Spanish; OR two upper-division college level Spanish courses


This course, which consists of both theoretical and practical components, attempts to explore Spanish culture through art, taking into consideration three of the most significant figures in Spanish painting: El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. The study of these three great Spanish painters whose art can be found in the Prado will analyze social and historical aspects of their works while examining artistic characteristics such as composition, style, etc.


1. Introduction
General concepts of painting vocabulary

2. Renaissance Art
El Greco
Religious paintings

3. Barroque Art
Official portraits
Mythological and folklorical paintings
Historical works
Paintings of the hunt

4. Barroque Religious Art

5. Goya
Madrid themes
Portraits of the royal family and nobility
Historical works
Black paintings

33% Assistance and participation
33% Daily coursework
34% Exams

Attendance is mandatory. Unjustified absences will have negative results on the final grade.

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