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Romanesque and Gothic Art

This course is a chronological survey of the art and architecture of western Europe from the Romanesque to the late Middle Ages (c.1100-c.1500). Lectures, readings, and discussions will focus on the religious, political, and socioeconomic contexts in which are objects were produced. Especially important are key themes such as the impact of monasticism, the experience of pilgrimage, the cult of relics and saints, the role of patrons and politics, the relationship between text and image, issues of gender and viewership, the liturgical function of the art object, and the rise of private devotional practices.

Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = ART 101 or permission of instructor

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