Art from the Age of Cathedrals: Medieval Art and Architecture
Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
The soaring spires, dazzling stained glass, and glimmering manuscript illuminations encapsulate the medieval world’s fascination with height, light, and divine beauty. This course will explore the art and architecture of Western Europe from c. 500-1400, looking at not only the objects and structures created during this period, but also the methods and skills that artisans used to produce them. Beginning with Anglo-Saxon trends, we will track the evolution of medieval art and architecture through the Romanesque and Gothic styles, analyzing and appreciating the sculptures on cathedral façades, the gold and silver reliquaries containing saints’ bones, the carefully penned Bibles, and the elegant tapestries that lined castle walls, in order to immerse ourselves in the medieval experience. This course includes five virtual lectures and one optional in-person, guided visit to the Met Cloisters in New York City specially curated for this course. Summer 2023 tuition is $499.
You'll Walk Away with
- A foundation in medieval art and architecture
- An understanding Romanesque and Gothic styles
- Familiarity with important medieval works of art from paintings and architecture to reliquaries, manuscripts, and tapestries
- Art enthusiasts
- Aspiring and practicing artists