In the twelfth century, a new style of art and architecture flourished in Europe. Known since the sixteenth century as the Gothic, this aesthetic pervaded visual culture from towering architecture to stained glass, monumental sculpture, panel paintings, and jewelry. Primarily focusing on art made in Northern Europe, this course explores the making of images in the period 1200 to 1500 and how issues of patronage, devotion, political power, and collaboration were part of this process. In addition to serving as a foundation in the history of medieval art, this course also functions as an introduction to art-historical method. Attention will be paid to the cultivation of visual analysis skills and academic writing, as well as the synthesis of course themes through the final "Virtual Exhibition" project.
Course Attributes: FA AH; BU Hum; BU IS; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; EN H