May 18, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTS 335 - Saints and Relics in Medieval and Renaissance Art

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, WINT

This course studies the role art played in the Christian cult of the saints during the Middle Ages. We begin in the fourth century, when Christianity first assumes a broad public face, and finish around 1550, in the wake of the Protestant Reformation. We will study both thematic issues-the importance of relics, the promotion of pilgrimage, etc.-and the iconography of specific saints-among them Thomas Becket, Francis of Assisi, and King Louis IX. We will seek to understand the impact of the cult of the saints on medieval art, and the impact of medieval art on the cult of the saints.

Enrollment Limit: 30
Instructor: E. Inglis

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