Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern

Course Level 2: Intermediate

Estimated Study Time: 10-12 hours

What is art? What is visual culture? How have they changed through history? This course explores the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last millennium. It moves from discussing the role of the artist and the functions of art during the medieval and Renaissance periods to considering the concept and practice of art in the era of the academies, before finally addressing the question of modern art and the impact of globalization.

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