|Years of Operation||1995*-1996|
From the CTY Course Catalog (1996):
This course offers students an in-depth study of medieval art. While the Middle Ages were once known as the "Dark Ages," historians now agree that this was both an artistically and culturally rich era.
Students will begin their study by examining the Golden Age of Ireland. The course will also focus on art produced during the reign of Charlemagne. Students will also have an opportunity to study the Tapestry of Bayeux, as well as well-known illuminated manuscripts of the day. Attention will be given to the most important architectural accomplishments of the period, including the Mosque of Mutawakkil at Samarra, Iraq, the Gero Crucifix at Cologne Cathedral, and the great Gothic cathedrals. A portion of the course will be devoted to a study of Byzantine art.
Students will have an opportunity to visit the Walters Art Gallery, which has one of the most extensive collections of medieval art in the country. Frequent writing assignments will be an important feature of the course. By the end of the course, students will be able to make comparisons between the types of styles of works of art produced during this period.