History of art


Course coordinator:
Siri Skjold lexau, professor
E-mail: Siri.Lexau@uib.no
Phone.: 55 58 32 04

Study adviser:
E-mail: advice@lle.uib.no


Art historians are responsible for carrying out important work in society: They look after the past, are involved in planning the future and are key players in shaping the present.

History of Art

The history of art provides us with knowledge about art, architecture and visual culture in a historical, social, rhetorical and aesthetic perspective. The subjects we examine are visual media spanning from ancient times to the present day, including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture and landscape. Tuition and research are offered which cover a broad range of topics and areas.

Reformasjonen 500 år

The Reformation and the Arts around the North Sea

How were medieval church buildings and their interiors treated through the Reformation? How were they subsequently adapted to new forms of Protestant worship?