Art and its Didactic and Religious Functions in Medieval Theocentric Societies


This course explores the historical and cultural context of the Middle Ages, focusing on the foundations of medieval theocentric societies, the evolution of Christian iconography, architectural innovations, Byzantine art influence, mosaic art significance, regional styles, and the integration of art and architecture in medieval Christian societies.

What you will learn

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the didactic and religious functions of art in medieval theocentric societies, and develop the skills to analyze and interpret the artistic expressions of this period.

Course program

Historical and Cultural Context of the Middle Ages
Evolution of Christian Iconography in the Middle Ages
Architectural Innovations in Medieval Christian Art
Byzantine Art and its Influence on Medieval Christian Art
Byzantine Mosaic Art and its Significance
Regional Styles and Narrative Functions in Medieval Christian Art
Integration of Art and Architecture in Medieval Christian Societies