Art of Early and High Middle Ages in Western Europe II
ECTS credit: 5
Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Kavčič Nataša
The course examines the development of art in the High Middle Ages in Western Europe (mainly France, Germany, and Italy) between the 10th and the 13th centuries. After examining the Ottonian art, the lectures survey art and architecture of the Romanesque period. The main emphasis is placed on the Christian art of the Latin West, but the artistic developments of the Byzantine Empire are also considered (up to the Sack of Constantinople).
The key monuments are analysed more thoroughly 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.