The centuries between classical antiquity and the High Middle Ages are often regarded as a low point in human creativity. A closer look at art from the so-called Dark Ages shows a visual culture bursting at the seams with complex ideas achieved through light and color. This four-session course will explore more than 600 years of this gold- and gem-encrusted world, with a focus on devotional objects and soaring, sacred architecture in Europe, the Mediterranean, and neighboring lands.
Instructor: Kaelin Jewell
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Photo: The Avar Treasure, c. 600s–700s CE. Gold and silver. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public Domain