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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Art and Art History: Art History

ARTH 351 (W) Christian Iconography (1)

This writing-centered seminar presents a global overview of the development of Christian iconographic themes in artworks from the Early Christian period up to the present day. Diverse media including painting, sculpture, installation work, etc., will be considered in the study of selected themes such as the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and St. Nicholas. Includes classic readings by the foremost scholar of iconographic studies (e.g., Andre' Grabar, Emile Male, Erwin Panofksy, Gertrude Schiller, Kurt Weitzman, Aby Warburg) and readings in primary texts (e.g., the New Testament and the Christian apocrypha). Emphasis on writing (including a final research paper) as well as discussion and presentation skills.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-Centered

Prerequisite: A 100 or 200 level art history course recommended

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Professor: Nicgorski