Fine Arts | Survey of Medieval Art
A226 | 2052 | Deliyannis
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 several short exercises, a midterm
exam, a paper (3-5 pages), and a final exam.