ART 215 - Beauty & the Sacred


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(3 sem. hrs.)

This course introduces students to the particular genre of sacred art and the subject of beauty as central to the proclamation of the Gospel with which the Church has been entrusted. As such, beauty and sacred art will be discussed as the subject matter of theology. The course reviews a broad historical study of the sacred arts, beginning with Byzantine art and spirituality until the present, addressing aspects of painting, the written word, music and architecture. A primary focus is the genre of sacred art as it impacts the Christian individual, the Church, and the world as a whole.

  • Prerequisite(s): none

  • This course meets the requirements for an Art & Design Major, Art Concentration, or Minor.

•All CPC courses may be counted as electives for any TWU Degree.

•CPC courses may count towards CPC certificates as listed in the Course Requirements for each Certificate.

 Image: Jesus laying on the lap of his mother Mary, after the crucifixion. The "Pieta" is the only work ever signed by Michelangelo. (

Video: The Vatican Museums 3D, 2015, Sky Italia