ART-100 Written Assignment 3
Please watch the following lectures presented by Dr. Ori Z. Soltes, Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University. [TRANSCRIPT OF ALL VIDEOS LISTED BELOW ARE ATTACHED]
Art Across the Ages (The Great Courses Series) by Dr. Ori Z. Soltes, Georgetown University
Lecture 10: The Beginnings of Jewish Art
Lecture 11: Christian Medieval Art and Architecture
Lecture 12: The Language of Romanesque and Gothic Art
Lecture 13: Islamic Art from Abstract to Figurative
Lecture 14: Jewish Medieval Art and Architecture
In an essay of approximately 1000 words (with a typical font and spacing, this will be approximately 4 pages), respond to the following question.
Discuss the meeting of sacer and profanus as illustrated in the architecture and decoration of Christian churches/cathedrals, Jewish synagogues, and Islamic mosques discussed by Soltes in chapters 10 through 14. Answers must include The Abbey Church of Saint-Denis, the Hagia Sophia (church and mosque), the Dome of the Rock Mosque, and Altneu Synagogue.) In your answer be sure to include the following words/phrases:
Torah niche, aron, bimah, mihrab andparokhet
Symbols, chi and rho
Cross flanked by creatures
Dome of the Rock
Do this using ONLY the examples that Soltes discusses and explains in his lectures. Do not use Internet sources for inspiration nor as help.
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