Christina M. Spiker

Christina M. Spiker

Art Historian | Professor | Digital Humanist

Course // Art History: Ancient through Medieval (St. Catherine University)


Art History: Ancient through Medieval
ARTH 1100 | St. Catherine University


This course introduces the history of art from the prehistory through the Middle Ages. Beginning with the cave paintings of prehistoric France and Spain, this course surveys the visual arts and architecture of ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East, the Classical Greek and Roman worlds, and finally medieval Europe. This course also provides comparative global examples to understand Western movements in context. We will consider a variety of media (sculpture, pottery, wall painting, mosaics, and manuscripts as well as architecture) as meaningful expressions of their historical contexts.