AU: 3.0
Programme: ADM

This course is designed to situate art and artists in a number of diverse spiritual contexts and in so doing allow students to explore art history through a variety of human beliefs. This will include, but is not limited to: the rituals of worship, sacred spaces, divine objects, images of magic, illuminated manuscripts and so on. For example, case studies will: demonstrate how stained glass windows tell us biblical stories; ask what kind of secrets the faceless Venus of the Stone Age hides from us; suggest which tunes Islamic calligraphy `sings? to our eyes; analyse what Jocho?s Amida Buddha has been telling us throughout the centuries, and much more.