Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Art History


Art and Art History 231. Italian Medieval Art and Culture

Italian medieval art is very different from that of the rest of Europe, because it clings to a classicism inherited from its Roman past, augmented by frequent borrowings from Byzantium. The course concentrates on the art of Italy from the time Constantine made Rome a "Christian" capital until the time of Giotto, with particular attention to the ecclesiastical and social structures peculiar to Italy that shaped its art in a distinct way.