Special Topics: God, Love, and War in Byzantine and Medieval Western Art
This course explores the art and architecture of Byzantium and Western Europe from the tenth to the fifteenth century with an emphasis on how God, love, and war were depicted. 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.
HISTART Categories for concentration distributions: D. Europe and the US, 2. Medieval