Unit 2 Reflection– Medieval Era Type and submit a written response to the following question: Which medieval period

Unit 2 Reflection– Medieval Era

Type and submit a written response to the following question:

Which medieval period with respective works of art do you think is a good representation of the Middle Ages in Western civilization? What artform seems to be the most relevant to your understanding of art and aesthetics today?

Step 1–Research whichever medieval period with respective works of art you believe to be important to Western civilization. Use the following information to research Early Christian, Byzantine, Islam, Early Medieval, Romanesque, or Gothic. Find a specific example in the textbook or web resources to support your answer.

Step 2–Answer the following questions about the medieval period. What makes this period important in terms of art? What specific example of art helps support your answer?

In addition to the textbook, the following resources on the web are available for reference.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Byzantium (ca. 330–1453) http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/byza/hd_byza.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Art of the Book in the Middle Ages http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/book/hd_book.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Jewish Art in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/jewa/hd_jewa.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Art for the Christian Liturgy in the Middle Ages http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/litu/hd_litu.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Birth of Islam http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/isla/hd_isla.htm (Links to an external site.)