Bayeux Tapestry

Models, Contexts, and Afterlives of the Bayeux Tapestry
In this course we will look closely at the late eleventh-century Bayeux Tapestry (also known as the Bayeux Embroidery), examining its historical and literary sources, the details of its creation, and its reverberations throughout the arts of the medieval and modern eras. We will also consider how this embroidered textile entangled its medieval and modern viewers in the stories it tells and those it avoids. We will discover that it can tell us much about attitudes toward gender and masculinity, the taming of the natural world, and the terrors of war. Hands-on assignments will familiarize us with some of the techniques and materials used to create this monument of medieval European Art History.
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FYSE 1032

All Sections in Spring 2023

Spring 2023

FYSE1032A-S23 Seminar (Garrison)