Short Courses

Baroque Art

This course examines the social, cultural and political contexts which allowed Baroque art to emerge and flourish. The Reformation and Counter-Reformation and how they influenced Baroque art in Protestant and Catholic countries will be highlighted in this course. Participants will discuss the emergence of the art market as artists became entrepreneurs with their products in great demand as capitalism developed, aided by the patronage of civic groups. Genres such as landscape, still life and genre scenes popularised in the Baroque, architecture and sculpture will be discussed.

Some of the greatest artists who ever lived, such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Hals, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Velasquez and their most important works will also be analysed.

Trainer: Jeffrey Say


No. of classes Days Dates Time
7 Every Thursday 8 Sep – 20 Oct 2022 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

Notepad and writing materials.

Who should attend

Art students, prospective art students, art enthusiasts, docents, teachers and/or anyone interested in art history in general.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit
National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy


(after National Silver Academy subsidy)

Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee.