Shedding light on the dark ages

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The Dark Ages are traditionally seen as nasty, brutish and short - a cultural and intellectual waste land, with virtually nothing worthy of art historical consideration. But Janina argues this is far from the truth.

The Dark Ages are traditionally seen as nasty, brutish and short - a cultural and intellectual waste land, with virtually nothing worthy of art historical consideration. But Janina argues this is far from the truth - by exploring the imaginative world of the Anglo-Saxons, and thinking ourselves into the rich fabric of visual and verbal riddles, we can unravel some of the most enigmatic works of art this nation has produced - from the spectacular Lindisfarne Gospels to the complex Ruthwell Cross. Come learn some techniques for revealing the profound beauty of this overlooked period. Art historian Dr Janina Ramirez is our Course Director for the Certificate in History of Art, and is well known as a BBC4 documentarian and presenter

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