Art of Early and High Middle Ages in Western Europe I
ECTS credit: 5
Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Kavčič Nataša
The course examines the development of art in the Early Middle Ages in Western Europe, from the beginnings of the Early Christian Art in the 3rd century through the end of the Carolingian era (ca. end of the 9th century). The topics, in which early medieval art and architecture are studied, include: Early Christian art, Migration period art, and Carolingian art. The main emphasis is placed on the Christian art of the Latin West, but the artistic developments in the Byzantine Empire are also considered (up to the end of the Iconoclasm era).
The key monuments are more thoroughly analysed and are examined against the social, political, religious, and economic events of their time. At the same time, they enable comprehension of the general stylistic developments and fundamental iconographic questions. The students are also acquainted with relevant terminology and bibliography for the discussed period.