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: DS3212Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify the central iconographic themes of Christian art in the West c. 1300-1500

2.

Demonstrate ability to use the basic vocabulary of visual analysis and historical inquiry

3.

Manifest oral and written communication skills

4.

Engage a range of primary and secondary source material to develop a coherent argument

5.

Articulate understanding of various lenses (historical, spiritual, theological) through which the interpreter views visual images

Pedagogy

Lectures, class discussion and class visit to the NGV International

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Material Culture Analysis 1500 words

30.0
Essay

Essay 3500 words

70.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-12 15:43:54 +1100