Monthly Archives: September 2015

Reflection on Part 2

I think for the reflections for this part it is a question of where do I start?  I found the module very daunting and freely admit to procrastinating as much as I did over over homework as a teenager (complete … Continue reading

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Analysis of Gothic Church – St Mary’s Catholic Church, Derby

This is a re-working of my analysis after feedback from my tutor. Derby during the 1800 was a town of increasing size due to the silk mill factory and also the arrival of the railways and as a consequence the … Continue reading

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Medieval Art – Summary of Notes

Tutor report notes with suggestions/corrections are at the end of this blog. POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL King Harold Bluetooth tried to convert Danes to Christianity around 900 but failed although conversion happened a century later. Turbulent history for century after … Continue reading

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Medieval Christendom

This is one of the periods of art that I have perhaps the most interest in and am already aware that I will be coming back to this chapter again to reread and do further specific research as well as … Continue reading

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The Greeks and their Neighbours – summary of reading

Tutor notes regarding feedback with suggestions/corrections at the end of this blog. POLITICAL, ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL FACTORS During Archaic period monarchy gave way to aristocracy and also to polis (self-governing state) Expansion of Greek civilisation Persian wars Reforms in Athens by … Continue reading

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Researching medieval architecture in my local area

Part of the research element of this module is to research medieval architecture in my local area – with Derby this has proved more difficult than expected and also I am unable to walk too far presently so was not … Continue reading

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Visit – Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

During May and also July I took the opportunity to visit the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford albeit on constricted timescales (including the day of my eldest son’s wedding!).  However the visits did give me a taster of the museum and … Continue reading

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