Course Description for Studies in Irish Art and Architecture
Studies in Irish Art and Architecture
This course is designed as a survey of Irish art and architecture ranging from the study of prehistoric monuments to works by contemporary artists. Works will be studied in the context of Ireland?s violent and oppressed history, and against the topography of its magnificent island geography. Among the examples of art and architecture the class will consider are: prehistoric and megalithic architecture); Celtic art and jewelry; early monastic sites and scriptural crosses, the great illuminated manuscripts; the emergence of decoration and ornamentation in Romanesque churches; the development of the great abbeys; modern Irish painting and sculpture from the 18th century to the present.