It's Here! Access 500+ hours of talks with the CiRCE Audio Subscription.
Artefacts of Beauty in Medieval Europe


Katerina Kern


Presented at the CiRCE Spring Regional Conference 2022.

What is Beauty? How has it been expressed by artists and creators of different cultures? Why has the Post-Modern era abandoned it? In this talk, we will explore definitions and expressions of Beauty from Ancient Greece to today. I will propose that the Medieval notion of Beauty is the most Biblical and trace how later thinkers responded to it, especially the Pre-Raphaelites.