Arts and civilisations: Middle Ages and Renaissance

larke1151  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Arts and civilisations: Middle Ages and Renaissance
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Dekoninck Ralph; Dubois Anne (compensates Dekoninck Ralph); Falque Ingrid;
Main themes
The course is devoted to the history of painting, sculpture and decorative arts from the 3d century until the 16th century in Western Europe. The different artistic currents are presented according to their different dimensions (stylistic, iconological, anthropological'). The works of arts are situated within their historical context, taking in consideration their status, functions and uses.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • analyse some significant works of art
  • master a chronological framework dealing as well with the history of styles as with the history of iconographic themes and the history of ideas.
  • be able to situate the works of art within their spatial, historical and aesthetic context
  • develop a critical reflection on their functions and their context of creation, exhibition and reception.
The course proposes a chronological framework on the basis of which some precise themes are deepened while clarifying iconological and stylistic issues. A special stress is laid on the religious, political and cultural functions of the works of art situated in their context of production and reception.
Teaching methods
Class with PowerPoint.
Evaluation methods
Written exam.
Written works
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Minor in History of Art and Archeology

Minor in Culture and Creation

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology