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Art of Spain. Episode 1, The Moorish South (streaming, Academic Video Online)
From Moorish art and the Islamic legacy on Spain and Europe to Modernism, Seville to Barcelona, food and wine, Andrew reveals that Spanish culture is every bit as rich as Italy's, with a more surprising edge.
Master Theodoricus St. George (streaming, Academic Video Online)
This documentary, directed by Reiner Moritz, is about the painting, 'St. George' by Master Teodoricus.
The dark ages : an age of light. Episode 1, The clash of the gods (streaming, Academic Video Online)
In the first episode the viewer will discover how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the third and fourth centuries. But with no description of Jesus in the Bible, how were Christians to represent their God? Waldemar explores how Christian artists drew on images of ancient gods for inspiration, and developed new forms of architecture to contain their art.
The dark ages : an age of light. Episode 2, What the barbarians did for us (streaming, Academic Video Online)
The second episode is dedicated to the 'Barbarians'. They are often blamed for the collapse of the Roman Empire, but in reality they were fascinating civilizations that produced magnificent art. Focusing on the Huns, Vandals and Goths, Waldemar follows each tribe's journey across Europe, and discovers the incredible art they produced along the way.
The dark ages : an age of light. Episode 3, The wonders of Islam (streaming, Academic Video Online)
Along with Christianity the Dark Ages saw the emergence of another vital religion: Islam. This is the focus of Episode Three. After emerging in the near East the religion spread across North Africa and into Europe, and brought its unique artistic style with it. Waldemar examines the early artistic explorations of the first Muslims, the development of the mosque, and their scientific achievements.
The dark ages : an age of light. Episode 4, The men of the north (streaming, Academic Video Online)
In the final episode Waldemar looks towards the North of Europe. The Carolingians saw themselves as successors to Rome, reflected in their art. Elsewhere, the Vikings were constructing long ships with intricate decoration, and marking their territory with powerful rune stones. And on the British Isles, the Irish and Anglo-Saxons were creating unique works of manuscript illumination and remarkable jewelry.
Drawing as an Art Form in Medieval Manuscripts (streaming, MetPublications)
Jonathan Alexander, the Sherman Fairchild Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, presents a talk about the techniques, aesthetics, and role of graphic images—drawings, maps, diagrams, and masterful manuscript decorations—in the creative and intellectual life of the Middle Ages.