About the Course
The survival and re-invention of technical skill in the Middle Ages (c800-c1400), led to the creation of remarkable works of art. Study a range of media including metalwork, architecture, manuscripts, textiles, wall paintings and sculpture.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Discuss the factors that contribute to the development of art throughout the medieval period and distinguish works of different styles and from different regions including England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain
Discuss the skills, techniques and materials involved in the creation of medieval architecture, portable objects and manuscripts
Engage in issues of religion, patronage, gender and reception both in relation to medieval art and, by extention, to art today
Class format and activities
The two hours will include slide lectures during which questions may be posed to the learners by the tutor and by the learners to the tutor. Observations, debate and further questions will be encouraged. We will also consider brief extracts from primary medieval sources in order to better understand medieval patrons, artists and viewers. The class may divided up into groups to consider different aspects of objects under consideration. Some sessions may meet off site to look at artworks in situ.
Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.
There are no entry requirements. This course will be accessible to you if you have no prior knowledge of art history of medieval art or history and is open to learners with varying backgrounds, as well as art practitioners.
What you need to know before you enrol
B13 is accessible by lift. Some sessions may meet off site to look at art works in situ.
What you will need for your class
You will find it helpful to bring a paper and pen for making notes.
What you can do next
Consider taking another Morley art history course.
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