Special aspects of the History of Art IIa

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ 2α / Special aspects of the History of Art IIa
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStella Lavva
Course ID280006888

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΥΘΑ1 History of Art-Ancient Art
  • ΥΘΒ2 History of Art - Byzantine Art
  • GRL-A1S Modern Greek Language Erasmus Semester A1
  • GRL-A2S Modern Greek Language Erasmus Semester A2
General Prerequisites
1.Have successfully completed the subjects: α)'Art History I-Αncient Art'(YΘΑ1)and β)'Art History II- Byzantine Art'(YΘB2) 2.Have access to a computer 3.Have the ability to work with powerpoint and to make presentations 4.Have competency in foreign languages, especially in English and German
Learning Outcomes
► Upon the successful completion of the course the students will be able to: 1.Trace the timeline of major events in Italian Renaissance and discuss important artists in terms of the style of their work 2.Get familiar with many different forms taken by art in the ancient world and in the Renaissance and the ways that this material can be approached and used in the study of wider historical and cultural issues. 3.Develop intellectual skills of visual analysis including ability to recognise and interpret different iconographies and to analyse different artistic styles 4.Present structured chain of argument drawing together evidence into cohesive whole of history of art and visual arts 5.Select and apply appropriate problem-solving methodologies connecting art history and visual arts 6.Conduct independent research and analysis
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe Survival of Antiquity in Renaissance. Part I.: «Renaissance» as a holistic revival of Antiquity, is a nineteenth-century invention, first sketched in 1855 by the French historian Jules Michelet (1798-1874), and then brilliantly elaborated by the Swiss scholar Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1879) in his «Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien»(1860). In Florence of the 15th century, the birth-place of Renaissance, charismatic artists like Masaccio, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo, created works whose influence were of decisive importance for the evolution of modern art. The remains of Greco-Roman antiquity—coins, gems, sculpture, painting, buildings and the classics of Greek and Latin literature fascinated the thinking men and women of the Italian Renaissance. They sought to revitalize their culture through re-emphasizing classical texts and philosophies. They expanded and interpreted them, creating their own style of art, philosophy and scientific inquiry. Some major developments of the Renaissance include astronomy, humanist philosophy, the printing press, vernacular language in writing, painting and sculpture technique, world exploration and, in the late Renaissance, Shakespeare's works.
Cultural heritage, Greek Myths, Italian Renaissance, Topography, Architecture, Sculpture, Paintig, Coins, Gems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
A.Power point and elearning platforms as a teaching tool/ Email το communicate with the students B.DVD's educational content: 1. Leonardo da Vinci is a three-part BBC documentary series [1. Episode 1 - The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything/Episode 2 - Dangerous Liaisons/ Episode 3 - The Secret Life of the Mona Lisa] telling the life story of Leonardo da Vinci who was not only a great artist, but also a great inventor, engineer and anatomist. A ΒΒC/Discovery Chanel co-production. Greek subtitles, internet. 2.Michaelangelo di Buonarroti: The Divine Michelangelo-BBC Culture-BBC.com. Greek subtitles, internet 3. Caravaggio (2006), Dr.Simon Schama’s The Power of Art, ΒΒC Worldwide Ltd 4. Rembrandt (2006), Dr.Simon Schama’s The Power of Art, BBC Worldwide Ltd 5. Bernini (2006) Dr.Simon Schama’s The Power of Art, BBC Worldwide Ltd
Course Organization
Reading Assigment180.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.3
Student Assessment
Students must attend regularly (13 classes/semester), participate actively in class, read all weekly assignments, and study all images in class powerpoints. Students are graded 80% depending on the final in class examination and 20% on participation in the class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Μαρίνα Λαμπράκη-Πλάκα, Iταλική Αναγέννηση, Τέχνη και Κοινωνία, Τέχνη και Αρχαιότητα, Εκδόσεις "Kαστανιώτη", Αθήνα 2004 2.A.Richard Turner, Η Αναγέννηση στη Φλωρεντία,Η γένεση μιας νέας τέχνης, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011 3.Άλκης Χαραλαμπίδης, Η Ιταλική Αναγέννηση, Αρχιτεκτονική, Γλυπτική, Ζωγραφική, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014
Additional bibliography for study
1.Ηeinrich W.Pfeiffer, S.J., Καπέλλα Σιξτίνα. Νέα ερμηνευτική προσέγγιση μετά την αποκαθήλωση των τοιχογραφιών, Εκδόσεις "Καπόν", Aθήνα 2009
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