Hello everyone and welcome to Week 6 of ART F261X.

Please do the following before 11:59pm, Sunday, July 2.

1. Go through the material in the Romanesque Art and the Gothic Art wings.

2. Respond to the discussion questions posted in the Slack channels #week6part1 and #week6part2.   Remember to comment on at least two of your classmate’s responses.

Slack channel #week6part1

  • Pilgrimage Churches: Discuss the importance of the pilgrimage during the Medieval period. How did church design and decoration change to accommodate these travelers while also serving local worshipers? Use examples.

Slack channel #week6part2

  • Stained Glass: Abbot Suger established the tradition of opening up church walls with stained glass windows at the Abbey Church of Saint Denis. This led to increasingly lofty, light-filled churches throughout the rest of the Gothic period. Discuss the significance of this trend and the effect that it was meant to have on those attending services. Use examples.

3. Turn in your Final Project reflection paper via Canvas and post your finished art piece on Slack at #finalproject. Instructions for this assignment can be found here.