Introduction to Medieval Art

Valerie S. Grash, Introduction to Medieval Art, Spring 2013

Course Description:

This course is a thorough examination of the art and architecture created during the European Middle Ages. This period begins with the emergence and legalization of Christianity in the Roman Empire and concludes with the arrival of the bubonic plague. Particular attention will be paid to the evolution of Christian imagery as related to theology and society, as well as the structural, functional, and aesthetic developments that occurred in architecture. Art created by migratory tribes and Islamic peoples will also be examined.

Required Texts:

-Marilyn Stokstad, Medieval Art. Second Edition (ISBN 978-0813341149) Westview Press, 2004.

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