Medieval Art & Architecture

Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10


COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Middle Ages are often referred to as the Dark Ages, a period of little artistic achievement between the greatness of ancient Greek and Roman art and the greatness of the Renaissance. This series of six seminars examines some of the great cultural achievements in Medieval Art that make the art of this period so lively and fascinating. Join us as we begin the course understanding why the art of this period looked so different from the styles that came just before and after in Early Medieval Art, A New Visual Language; from there we will continue by exploring Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, Cathedrals, Pilgrimage Art, and Color in Medieval Art. We will finish the course by discussing how and why this era, 1000 years old, might be so relevant to our experience of contemporary life.

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INSTRUCTOR:  Eileen Sullivan, MA, Adjunct Professor, Department of Fine Arts and Art History

Professor Sullivan teaches Art History courses at Canisius College and Niagara University. She regularly teaches courses on major works of art from prehistory through the Middle Ages and a course specifically on Medieval art.

This course offers CTLE credit for anyone interested. Please see instructor for details.