Classical and Byzantine Art
Surveys various forms of art that develop Christian themes and imagery. Students will explore how early Christian art drew from and yet differentiated itself from its classical Greek and Roman art, how art adorned everything from sarcophagi, to buildings, to paintings, icons, statues, furnishings, vestments and more. In addition, students will study how Eastern and Western philosophies about art resulted in very different paths of development.
Medieval to Baroque Art
Surveys various forms of art that develop Christian themes and imagery from about AD 500 to about AD 1750. Students will study great art works of various genres, including architecture, in both Eastern and Western traditions, as well as the philosophies and events that shaped their development.