A study of the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Students will explore the developments from darkness and solemnity of the monastic Romanesque to the integration of ancient philosophy with the new Christian theology and its emphasis on light. This will include technological developments in architecture, changes and developments in sculpture and the new painting of illuminated manuscripts, tapestry and stained glass.
Lecture one: The emergence of the medieval world in Europe. We will look at the emergence of the Christian faith; the development of the feudal society as expressed in the Romanesque Churches, architectural sculptures and the illuminated manuscripts of this solemn and significant period in history.
Lecture #2: The transformation in theology of the faith from solemnity of monasticism and agrarian culture to the movement of people to towns as expressed in the Art and Architecture of the Gothic period.
Zoom account (this is FREE, but must be acquired ahead of the class). Login instructions and link and password will be provided when course is confirmed.
Monday Feb 22, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday Mar 1, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM