Authority and Invention: Medieval Art and Architecture

Medieval Studies 107. Authority and Invention: Art and Architecture in Western Europe, 950-1250. Catalog Number: 9420 (FAS); GSD Catalogue Number 4358 Christine Smith (Design School) Half course (fall term)Masterworks of art and architecture in Western Europe from the revival of monumental building to the dawn of the Italian Renaissance. Explores the creative tension between the impulse to originality and the authority of classical models in the search for new art forms. Emphasis on relatively few works considered in their totality (architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts) as experiential wholes; and on the plurality of geographical and cultural contexts (Italy, Germany, France, and Spain).