In the Middle Ages, art evolves as humans continue addressing the traditional and the new, including Biblical subjects, Christian dogma, and Classical mythology. This article introduces a few concepts of three periods—Early Christian, Romanesque, and Gothic. During the Early Middle Ages, the Catholic Church financed many projects, and the oldest examples of Christian art survive in the Roman catacombs, or burial crypts beneath the city.
Luke Fidler lfidler uchicago. By appointment Course Description: This course examines the art, architecture, and cultural production of the Middle Ages from the decline of the Roman Empire to the Reformation.
During this period, works of art both constructed and challenged the world. With an awareness of the political, religious, and socioeconomic contexts in which medieval objects were produced, we will examine key topics such as performance, vision, sexuality, and the relationship between word and image.
In order to so, we will draw on primary sources in translation and contemporary works of scholarship, and will engage buildings, manuscripts, devotional objects, sculptures, and textiles.
Aims of the Course: Students will also gain experience in presenting their thinking in oral and written form, and will learn to appraise and convincingly marshal evidence in support of their arguments. Students in this class are encouraged to speak up and participate during class meetings. Because the class will represent a diversity of individual beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences, every member of this class must show respect for every other member of this class.
I will work to promote an anti-discriminatory environment where everyone feels safe and welcome; please contact me directly if you have questions or concerns. Required Text available for purchase in the Seminary Co-op Bookstore: An Introduction to Early Medieval Art.
All other course materials will be made available on the class Canvas site. This entails preparing a short minute presentation, preparing three discussion questions, and analyzing one key image. More details to be circulated in class. An abstract will be due by the beginning of class of Session Please note one additional course requirement: All e-mail messages to the instructor must include polite forms of address and proper grammar.
Introduction M Sobin, Gustaf. Reflecting on Medieval Vestige in Provence and Languedoc. University of California Press, John the Evangelist in Ravenna.
Sources and Documents, 15— University of Toronto Press, Oxford University Press, Dewing and Glanville Downey.
Harvard University Press, Word and Image I: Sources and Documents, edited by Caecilia Davis-Weyer, 72— Introduction and Chapter 1: Please come prepared to photograph an object that will form the subject of the first paper.
Word and Image II: Theology, Typology, Crisis M Due: The Letters of Gregory the Great. Translated by John R. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Word and Image III: Chapter 5 and Conclusion: Preaching and Pilgrimage W Murray, Stephen. Arts of the Book M Due:Renaissance Art.
Renaissance patrons wanted art that showed joy in human beauty and life’s pleasures. Renaissance art is more lifelike than in the art of the Middle Ages.
MEDIEVAL PERIOD: INTRODUCTION: The self-titled "Renaissance" did not rediscover culture and art after a millennium of barbarism.
A thousand years is a bit unwieldy, so historians have tended to fine-tune and subdivide the dating: A.D. -- . Updated September JUMP TO: Terms & Glossaries / Timelines / Maps / Feudalism - Daily Life - Carolingian Empire/Charlemagne.
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Important People / Law / Science & Technology /. Castles / Medieval Women / Religion & The Church. The Black Death (Plague). Marilyn Stokstad is professor emerita of art history at the University of Kansas. She is the Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and is the past-President of the International Center for Medieval Art and past-President of the College Art Association.
A thirteenth century treatise on magic, centered on orations said to have mystical properties which can impart communion with God and instant knowledge of divine and human arts and sciences.
Medieval Art The medieval period of art history spans from the fall of the Roman Empire in AD to the beginning of the Renaissance in AD. In the Middle Ages, art evolves as humans continue addressing the traditional and the new, including Biblical subjects, Christian dogma, and Classical mythology.