All posts tagged: Student blog

Busy, busy, busy

Sorry for the lack of blog posting, it’s been an incredibly busy week! So, what I have been doing the last few weeks? Well, this term I started by new module for the Spring/Summer term: The Virgin’s Places. This term I will be exploring all about the Virgin Mary in various places around medieval Europe, focusing specifically on Chartres Cathedral in France, the city of Siena and in the Spanish kingdom of Castile. This course is great fun, and its really fascinating to be studying the extent to which these people from the Medieval ages saw Mary as their intercessor, guardian and divine source of help. This week we’re looking at Duccio’s amazing panel painting Maesta, which if you haven’t seen, it’s stunning! As part of the module I am back off to Paris next week! – boy, I cannot get away from there, 3 times in the last 7 months, not that I am complaining. Luckily we are travelling to Paris by train, which was a great relief to me and other students who …

‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.’

    Hey guys, and welcome to my new blog which is centered around being a History of Art student here at the University of York. If you’re reading this then I guess you’re about to start your first year here with us – You’ve made a fantastic choice to come and study at York, one you won’t regret! I hope that during this year I offer you an interesting and helpful insight into the life of third year (such a scary thought going into my a last year – where have the years gone?!). If you have any questions about starting or anything York/ History of Art/ or university life in general do not hesitate to ask me! Roisin