Greek Art: Bronze Age to the Classical Period
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2008
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.
As 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.
Minoan pottery and minor arts
Mycenaean jewellery, pottery and minor arts
The Geometric period in Greece
Greek Archaic sculpture.
Greek Classical sculpture and architecture
Vase Painting; Archaic and classical
20 units at any level in Ancient History or History or Fine Art
Modes of Delivery
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term