Anglo-Saxon Art and Design

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    Seminar Room One, Sackler Centre

10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: The period from the decline of the Roman Empire to the Norman Conquest is often called the ‘Dark Ages’. This misnomer gives the impression of a time where life is nasty, brutish and short, art is non-existent, and culture is in decline. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Looking at the outpouring of remarkable objects made in Anglo-Saxon England over these centuries will shed new light on the period. Stunning artworks like the Lindisfarne Gospels, Ruthwell Cross and Franks Casket reveal an imaginative world full of riddles, and abounding in visual play. The individuals that brought this period to life, like the Venerable Bede, Alfred the Great and St Hilda will be examined, and by exploring the Anglo-Saxon landscape and the colourful people, objects and structures that inhabited it, new insights into a largely unexplored area of art history will be
gained.

Course Leader: Dr Nina Ramirez

10 weeks, Fridays, 2 May – 11 July 2014
(Half Term: 30 May), 11.00–13.30
£340, £290 concessions

Book online or by calling 020 7942 2211

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