Fine Arts | Survey of Medieval Art
A226 | 25922 | --
This course will introduce the buildings, sculpture, painting, and
other art forms of Europe and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages
(c. 300-1400 A.D.). There was no one "medieval" art; during this
1000 years and across its very broad and diverse geographical sweep,
art had many different styles, functions, and symbolisms. All
represent some combination of Roman, Near Eastern, Germanic, and
Celtic elements, adapted for use in a Christian or Islamic context.
We will examine these different forms and styles, and see how they
changed and developed according to the different needs and tastes of
the artists and patrons.
Requirements for the class include four short written
assignments, two midterm exams, and a final exam.