HISTART 240 - The Visual Arts in Medieval Society
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
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May not be repeated for credit.

This lecture course introduces the student to the study of medieval art and architecture, beginning with the catacomb paintings of ancient Rome, and ending with late Gothic architecture in the Holy Roman Empire. The emergence of new artistic media, types of art, and strategies of making and viewing will be discussed against the often wrenching historical changes at the time. Emphasis will be placed on the methods of interpreting the works, especially in relation to new social practices and cultural values. While providing a comprehensive survey of the visual arts from the first century A.D. to the eve of the Protestant Reformation, this course particularly highlights the development of western medieval art between ca. 800 and 1500, focusing especially on architecture, architectural sculpture, stained glass, wall painting and mosaics. IV. 2

HISTART 240 - The Visual Arts in Medieval Society
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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