History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism. Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four-part series he argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement.
Waldemar Januszczak looks at Northern European art, from the Carolingians to the Vikings.
After its emergence in the Near East, Islam brought its unique artistic styles to Europe.
Waldemar Januszczak looks at the art produced by Huns, Vandals and Goths.
Waldemar Januszczak illuminates the Dark Ages, beginning with artistic representations of Christ.