Special Topics: The Art of Byzantium and Medieval Western Europe
This course explores the art and architecture of Byzantium and Western Europe from the tenth to the fifteenth century. Ranging from the mosaic-rich monasteries of Greece, the sumptuous palaces of Sicily, and the magnificent Gothic cathedrals of France to more intimate objects such as icons and manuscripts, textiles and coins, the course covers a broad historical period. Its aim is to understand the intricate artistic networks that linked the diverse regional, religious, and cultural factions of the medieval world.
Estimated cost of materials: less than $50.
Category for Concentration Distributions: A. The Middle East (includes Western and Central Asia, and North Africa), D. Europe and the U.S., 2. Medieval, 3. Early Modern