Art History Lecture 1 @ The Niagara Pumphouse

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 it’s 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.


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