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Come on a journey from the early Roman world through to the triumphs and tribulations of the Byzantine era. Discover how theological controversies shaped creative expression. Learn how different styles of mosaics, architecture and sculpture represented religious and political power. Consider how legacies of the ancient world have informed and shaped modern thinking. This course is also an excellent preparation for the icon making workshop in November.
This course develops a framework for considering the complexities of art history. It also offers an excellent foundation for the icon making workshop in November.
I have always been intrigued by the influence of the ancient world on our understanding of philosophy and religion and have developed my own art practice around my research. I believe an overview of foundational Western ideas and an understanding of the development of creative expression enriches our appreciation for contemporary art practices.