Fine Arts | Ancient to Medieval Art
A101 | 7679 | Methric
During this course we will examine significant monuments and art
objects dating from around 4000 B.C. to 1400 A.D.
The primary objective of the course is to understand the
civilizations of the important periods of antiquity and the Middle
Ages by means of an examination of their visual material remains.
For example, we will learn what the pyramids and colossal sphinx
tell us about ancient Egyptian civilization, what the Acropolis
and Parthenon of Athens tell us about the high point of Greek
civilization, and what Gothic cathedrals with their sculptures and
stained glass windows tell us about the late Middle Ages and
Christianity. We will be taking a look not only at actual works of
art but also archaeology, religions, society, and literature and
other salient remains of culture.