Lawrence O. Goedde
A.B., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1971
Professor of Art History, Baroque Art Department Chair, McIntire Department of Art
Larry Goedde’s areas of expertise include Dutch and Flemish art of the seventeenth century and Early Netherlandish painting, as well as old master prints and drawings. His research interests have focused on landscape and marine painting in the Netherlands during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and on still life painting as well. His work on these genres has tended to emphasize issues of interpretive method, particularly as it pertains to understanding iconographic change and the relationship between works of art and specific historical, social, and cultural contexts and developments. His publications include the volume Tempest and Shipwreck in Dutch and Flemish Art: Convention, Rhetoric, and Interpretation (Penn State Press, 1989), as well as essays on landscape (in Looking at Dutch Art: Realism Reconsidered, ed. Wayne Franits, Cambridge University Press, 1997), on marine painting (in Praise of Ships and the Sea, ed. Jeroen Giltaij, Rotterdam, 1997), and on still life (in Still Lifes of the Golden Age: the Heinz Family Collection, ed. Arthur Wheelock, Washington, 1989). His recent work includes on-line reviews of a book on Ludolf Bakhuizen (for the Historians of Netherlandish Art) and of the Pieter Claesz. exhibition at the National Gallery in Washington (for CAA). An essay on the relationship between the so-called Little Ice Age of the early modern era and the rise of the winter landscape in Netherlandish art appeared recently in Kulturelle Consequenzen der “Kleinen Eiszeit” (Göttingen, 2005), the proceedings of a conference at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen.
Mr. Goedde teaches large undergraduate lecture courses on Baroque art, emphasizing especially Caravaggio, Bernini, and Roman Baroque art and architecture, as well as courses on Dutch and Flemish art of the seventeenth century and Early Netherlandish painting. He also teaches undergraduate lecture courses focusing on one or two major artists like Rembrandt or Rubens or on a genre like still life painting. Graduate courses include a survey of Dutch art and seminars on a variety of subjects, including Dutch landscape and still life, Rembrandt, and Roman Baroque art, as well as a seminar that examines critically both recent trends in scholarship on Dutch art and basic issues in connoisseurship as a tool of historical scholarship. Mr. Goedde also teaches seminars at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on the history and connoisseurship of old master prints and drawings, using the collections of the University Art Museum as the primary focus of the courses.
McIntire Department of Art