Monastic Art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Monasteries were a major venue for artistic production from the sixth to the fifteenth century. We will examine how monks, nuns and friars used art and architecture in their religious life. We will study such works as the book of Kells,made for Irish monks, Cluniac monasteries on the pilgrimage roads, and work associated with new orders including Cistercian monasteries like Fontenay and the art of the mendicant orders of Sts. Francis and St. Dominic.