Track 4: Unravelling an icon

Experts reveal the hidden history and cross-cultural complexity of the icon “St George and the Boy from Mytilini” in London’s British Museum.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Studying art history    Dr Steve Edwards describes module A226, the Open University’s introductory art history course, which can be studied part-time and can count towards a degree. Play now Studying art history
2 Stained Glass    People once thought stained glass windows were “the bible of the poor”, but looking more closely at their function reveals something far more endearingly human. Play now Stained Glass
3 Islamic Religious Art (c1450-1600)    The art and architecture of mosques in 1450-1600 show a stunning range of artistic traditions, whose forms were closely related to their religious function. Play now Islamic Religious Art (c1450-1600)
4 Unravelling an icon    Experts reveal the hidden history and cross-cultural complexity of the icon “St George and the Boy from Mytilini” in London’s British Museum. Play now Unravelling an icon
5 Module taster    A short video sampling the wide range of artworks and issues students can study in the Open University’s module A226. Play now Module taster