Medieval Art

Medieval Art

Book - 2001
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Book News
Sekules's (museum education, Sainsbury Centre, U. of East Anglia) book considers themes that unite works from different times and places, all illustrated with good quality color plates. The medieval sense of place, artists, the Church as patron, devotional art, learning, war, and pleasure are the book's themes. The volume will be a valuable complement to chronological texts; the thematic treatment will allow it to be used in courses on history as well as art history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Oxford University Press
This refreshing new look at Medieval art conveys a very real sense of the impact of art on everyday life in Europe from 1000 to 1500. It examines the importance of art in the expression and spread of knowledge and ideas, including notions of the heroism and justice of war, and the dominant view of Christianity.
Taking its starting point from issues of contemporary relevance, such as the environment, the identity of the artist, and the position of women, the book also highlights the attitudes and events specific to the sophisticated visual culture of the Middle Ages, and goes on to link this period to the Renaissance. The fascinating question of whether commercial and social activities between countries encouraged similar artistic taste and patronage, or contributed to the defining of cultural difference in Europe, is fully explored.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780192842411
Branch Call Number: 709.02 Sek
Characteristics: 228 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps.


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