MEDVLSTD 107. Authority and Invention: Medieval Art and Architecture





Head Teaching Fellow for a course (led by Prof. Christine Smith) which surveyed masterworks of art and architecture in Western Europe from the decline of Rome to the dawn of the Italian Renaissance, and which explored the creative tension between the impulse to originality and the authority of classical models in the search for new art forms. Emphasis given to representative works considered in their totality (architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts) as experiential wholes; and on the plurality of geographical and cultural contexts (Italy, Germany, France, England, and Spain).