Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern

Woods, K. W. (Kim W.) ; Barker, E. (Emma) ; Edwards, S. (Steve)


What is art? What is visual culture? How have they changed through history? This unit explores the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last millennium. It moves from discussing the role of the artist and the functions of art during the medieval and Renaissance periods to considering the concept and practice of art in the era of the academies before finally addressing the question of modern art and the impact of globalisation.

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The Open University (OUUK)

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