ARH 3883: The Apocalypse in Medieval and Early Modern Art
Course Description for The Apocalypse in Medieval and Early Modern Art
The Apocalypse in Medieval and Early Modern Art
The idea of the Apocalypse, the end of the world described in Revelations by St. John the Divine, profoundly influenced the subject matter of Christian art during the Middle Ages and early modern period and continues to be an important reference point in western art and culture. This course surveys the range and development of apocalyptic imagery from the Whore of Babylon to the Mark of the Beast in medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary art, with special attention paid to themes of millenarianism, the year 1000, and the Protestant Reformation.