About the Class
This course begins with a brief overview of Byzantine, Islamic, and Western Christian art. We will then discuss how some of the most prominent artists collected by Dr. Barnes—including Henri Matisse, Giorgio de Chirico, Paul Klee, Alexis Gritchenko, and Charles Prendergast—adapted medieval forms to interpret and shape modernity. In turn, we will consider how these modernists have affected our own understanding of the medieval past.
Amy Gillette, PhD
Gillette is a research associate at the Barnes. She earned her PhD in art history from Temple University, specializing in late medieval art and architecture. Her publications address the music of angels in Gothic and Byzantine art and the formation of medieval collections in Philadelphia during the Gothic Revival movement.