HISTART 346 - The Moving Image in the Middle Ages
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Medieval, particularly Byzantine, art has been both condemned and praised for its static nature and flat surfaces. This course examines contexts in which the Byzantine icon disproves the traditional notion (or burden) of stillness imposed upon it. These contexts range from the public arena of processions in which icons (images) were the center of visual attention, to the walls of Byzantine churches and palaces where they performed, to the miracles in which they supposedly came “alive”. The responses of Byzantine viewers also reveal modes in which the viewing process shook icons out of their boundaries, transforming, even distorting them. By examining these issues, we may begin to understand the nuanced nature of the Byzantine icon other than as an epitome of stillness. The readings for this course include primary sources (all translated) in the form of deliciously evocative poems, epigrams and sermons. No cost for textbooks etc. HISTART Distributions: 1. Ancient, 2. Medieval, A. The Middle East, D. Europe and the US

HISTART 346 - The Moving Image in the Middle Ages
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
30985
Open
7
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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