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.
Identify the central iconographic themes of Christian art in the West c. 1300-1500
Demonstrate ability to use the basic vocabulary of visual analysis and historical inquiry
Manifest oral and written communication skills
Engage a range of primary and secondary source material to develop a coherent argument
Articulate understanding of various lenses (historical, spiritual, theological) through which the interpreter views visual images
This unit is generally available as an elective unit in all undergraduate awards.
Lectures, class discussion and class visit to the NGV International
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Material Culture Analysis (identification and description of artefacts)||
Material Culture Analysis 1500 words
Essay 3,500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-11-18 14:16:53 +1100