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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 25, 2018
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HART412 Seminar: Monumental Images in Medieval Art 3 cr.

This course will consider the large-scale sculpture, wall painting, and stained glass created for medieval architectural settings in Europe between about 1100 and 1400. The course will begin with an overview of materials and techniques and of common iconographic themes such as the Last Judgment, the passage of time, beasts and gargoyles, Biblical interpretation, and the Life of Christ. The ways in which these images were deployed in architectural settings, the effect of that architecture on one’s ability or inability to see images, and the meanings that might be read into the interaction of image and space will be ongoing themes in the course. Students will explore different methodologies that art historians have used to interpret medieval art in professional journals and recent books, and will produce a major research paper with the guidance of the instructor.

Prerequisites: HART100 and any 200 or 300 level HART course

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