Greek Art: Bronze Age to the Classical Period

Course code AHIS3530Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course aims to provide an introduction to the sculpture, painting, pottery, architecture and minor arts of Greece and the Aegean world from 2000 B.C. to the age of Pericles in the 5th century.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAs a result of participating in this course, students will demonstrate:

1. An understanding and appreciation of Greek Art as a rich physical expression of values, aesthetics, religious beliefs and (sometimes) political attitudes of these cultures.

2. Appreciation of the importance of observation and detail, as well as an understanding of the major art-historical developments,i.e. being able to recognise and understand the differences between objects from different periods in Greco-Roman history, for example, why a piece of Archaic statuary or vase is different from something Classical.

3. A critical appreciation of the social and historical context of Greek art and thereby linkages with past and subsequent literary, historical and social environments of Greece. This also incorporates analysis of ancient literary texts which discuss art.

4. The ability to express accurately, both orally and in writing, the detailed knowledge and critical understanding of these issues.
ContentCycladic Art.

Minoan pottery and minor arts

Minoan architecture

Mycenaean architecture

Mycenaean jewellery, pottery and minor arts

The Geometric period in Greece

Greek Archaic sculpture.

Greek Classical sculpture and architecture

Vase Painting; Archaic and classical
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units at any level in Ancient History or History or Fine Art
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne tutorial paper or equivalent task, 30%
1,000 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne major essay project or equivalent task, 40%
2,000 words.
Other: (please specify)One Class-Test or equivalent take-home assignment based on identifying visual material (slides) seen in lectures, 30%
1,000 words
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term