Virtual Art History Course: Early Christian Art and Visual Culture
February 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm| $100 – $125
Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:30-11:30am EST
Members $100, Nonmembers $125
Limited to 20 participants, registration required by Wednesday, February 1
The course offers a concise survey of the first thousand years of Christian art and visual culture with an emphasis on Western Europe. It will trace the side-by-side development of Byzantine and Latin Christianity and explore the influence and reflection of Byzantine forms in Western art. Participants will experience the many treasures the early Middle Ages had and learn how to properly describe and interpret them. The course ends with the Great Schism, the final breaking up between the Eastern and Western Christian churches in 1054, and a lecture about the motif of the Trinity in the Eastern and Western Christian Churches. The small class size will allow students to interact and converse about the material presented.
Dr. Bettina Jungen earned her PhD in the history of Russian art from the University of Zürich, Switzerland. She has over twenty years of experience teaching art history spanning high school to college level. In addition, she taught and developed courses at a private school specializing in art history. In 2009 she came to the US to take the position of curator of Russian Art at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. Currently, she teaches German and develops exhibitions and courses as an independent scholar.