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HARC0216

Medieval Art

The Power of the Image in the Middle Ages
We live in a society saturated with images, but in the medieval period the average person encountered pictures only within a limited range of contexts. In this course we will examine architecture, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, and luxury artworks of the fifth through the 15th centuries in Europe and will consider the significances these works held for their original viewers. Key topics include: the image in Christian devotion, the role of the luxury arts in royal propaganda, the use of the image to crystallize stereotypes, and the status of the female figure as embodiment of positive and negative forces. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART EUR HIS
Equivalent Courses:
HARC0217 *

Sections

Fall 2012

HARC0216A-F12 Lecture (Garrison)

Fall 2010

HARC0216A-F10 Lecture (Garrison)

Fall 2007

HARC0216A-F07 Lecture (Garrison)

Spring 2007

HARC0216A-S07 Lecture (Garrison)

Fall 2006

HARC0216A-F06 Lecture

Fall 2005

HARC0216A-F05 Lecture (Garrison)

Fall 2004

HARC0216A-F04 Lecture (Garrison)

Spring 2004

HARC0216A-S04 Lecture (Rowe)