Fine Arts | Ancient and Medieval Art
A101 | 5629 | Andrew Haslit


This course will examine the history of the visual arts in the
Western world from Ancient Egypt (ca. 3000 BC) to the end of the
Gothic era in Europe (ca. 1400 AD).  The course will focus primarily
on developments in the arts of architecture, sculpture and painting,
although other media, such as ceramics, jewelry and small-scale
metalwork, and textiles will also be addressed.  We will approach
the individual works of art with two specific goals in mind:  1) to
understand the works of art in terms of their formal structure,
artistic innovations, and stylistic development, and 2) to situate
the works into their specific historical and cultural contexts in
order to understand better how different societies lived and
perceived the world around them.