History of Art 4421: Medieval Art

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HISTORY OF ART 4421: MEDIEVAL ART

Professor Karl Whittington

This course introduces students to the art and architecture of medieval Europe and the Mediterranean world, from ca. 400-1400 CE. The course examines diverse media, including architecture, painting, sculpture, metalwork, mosaic, stained glass, and manuscript illumination. We will consider issues such as the function and design of sacred spaces; connections between art and politics; artistic exchange across different Med­iterranean religious and cultural groups; the role of women as producers, patrons and viewers of medieval art; the shifting representation of the body during the period; and the different ways that viewers interacted with art objects during the period.

Open to both history of art majors/minors and students looking for a GE in Visual/Performing Arts (VPA) and Diversity: Global Studies.

**No previous art history coursework required**

SPRING 2021
Class # 34251

INSTRUCTION MODE: IN PERSON

WED & FRI 9:35 - 10:55