Content

This unit investigates some of the ways in which visual images for example painting and sculpture reflected the spiritual characteristics and preoccupations of the Late Middle Ages, 1300-1500. After identifying the most important sacred stories and their chief personages, i.e. Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and various saints, the unit examines the patrons and audience for these "images of salvation". What objects inspired devotion and how did these paintings, sculptures and other objects instruct the faithful in the mysteries of faith.

Unit Code: CH9212Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify and locate the sources of the central iconographic themes of Christian art in the West, c. 1300-1500

2.

Apply the basic vocabulary of visual analysis and historical inquiry in both oral and written work

3.

Evaluate some of the lenses (historical, biblical, spiritual, literary) through which the interpreter views visual images

4.

Critically appraise bibliographic resources both in oral and written work

5.

Display sophisticated capacity to analyse and synthesise research material and to express findings coherently in written form

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, class visit to National Gallery Victoria International

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Material Culture Analysis (identification and description of artefacts)

Material Culture Analysis 2000 words

30.0
Essay

Essay 5000 words

70.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-14 10:52:10 +1100