Great Pictures: Art History Course - The Middle Ages

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Great Pictures: Art History & Art Appreciation Course

This short art history course of 3 sessions will examine a selection of exceptional pictures created over the past 1000 years. Most people are familiar with iconic paintings like DaVinci's "Mona Lisa" or Van Gogh's "Starry Night," but have you ever looked carefully at them? What historical forces helped shape these images, how do they function as art, and what can they tell us about the human experience?

Session 1 - March 30: The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages (or medieval period) describes European history between the fall of Rome in 476 CE and the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th century. View some of the artworks made during this time period, and learn about the role that art played in peoples lives—from larger-than-life murals in Romanesque cathedrals to intimate drawings in the margins of decorated manuscripts.

Registration required for each session. Limited spaces.
$5.00 per session includes any hand-outs and light refreshments.


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Sean Alward, MFA (UBC) is an artist and art educator. He has taught at the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Emily Carr University, and the Vancouver Film School. He has also written about art for publications including Canadian Art, C magazine, and Border Crossings.

Vanessa Sorenson, MA in Art History (UBC) is an creative arts professional focusing in Arts Administration and has a history of curating and writing about exhibitions. Her interest in art and art history from the Medieval period through to the 20th century is informed by her previous studies in continental philosophy.


Image: Opening from the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, iIluminated manuscript, c. 1440.

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