Spotlight: Medieval Art 🏰
Often caricatured, The Middle Ages are a fascinating time! What is a knight? Why is the Unicorn tapestry so fascinating? Why babies in painting were so ugly? To find out and put an end to the clichés, check out our playlist!

Medieval Europe. Where unbathed, sword-wielding knights ate rotten meat, thought the Earth was flat, defended chastity-belt wearing maidens, and tortured their foes with grisly gadgets. Except… this is more fiction than fact. So, where do all the myths about the Middle Ages come from? And what were they actually like? Stephanie Honchell Smith debunks common misconceptions about the time period.

Content produced by: TED Ed

On the agenda
video - 4:50
6 myths about the Middle Ages that everyone believes
By: Ted Ed
video - 4:37
Why knights fought snails in medieval art
By: Vox Media
video - 2:38
Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men
By: Vox Media
video - 1:53
Art History Minute: Unicorn in Captivity Tapestry
By: Accessible art history