Special aspects of the History of Art IΙIa

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ 3α / Special aspects of the History of Art IΙIa
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStella Lavva
Course ID600016474

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

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
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 students will be able to 1.Trace the timeline of major events of the Early Byzantine Period 2.Identify the important stylistic and technical developments of Early Byzantine Art 3.Get familiar with the famous monuments of Early Byzantine Period in Thessaloniki 4.Ιdentify important artworks of Early Byzantine Period presenting relevant information on each work’s historical context and constitution 5. 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)
Thessaloniki as a center of Byzantine Culture, Part I: The city of Thessaloniki in Macedonia, Greece, for several centuries the second-most important city of the Byzantine Empire, played an important role for Christianity during the Middle Ages and was decorated by impressive buildings. In 1988, fifteen monuments of Thessaloniki were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 1.City Walls (4th/5th centuries), 2.Rotunda of Saint George (4th century), 3. Church of Acheiropoietos (5th century), 4.Church of St. Demetrios (7th century), 5.Latomou Monastery (6th century), 6.Church of St. Sophia (8th century)
Cultural Heritage, Byzantine Art, Topography, Architecture, Sculpture, Mosaics, Frescoes, Manuscripts
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
A.Power point and elearning platforms as a teaching tool/ Email το communicate with the students B.DVD's educational content: 1. «Βyzantium. The Lost Empire» (2004). Written and presented by John Romer 2. «Coming back” … » (2014) with English subtitles. The museum of Byzantine Culture trying to restore the Byzantine era of Thessaloniki, released a film of duration of 23’8’’ to commemorate the museum’s first opening (1994-2014). The film was awarded with the first prize in the International Festival of Audio Visual Media and New Technologies, Picture and Sound of ICOM.
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. They 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.Ε.Κουρκουτίδου-Νικολαϊδου, Αναστασία Τούρτα, Περίπατοι στη βυζαντινοί Θεσσαλονίκη, Εκδόσεις «Καπόν», Αθήνα 1997 2.Ε.Κουρκουτίδου-Νικολαϊδου, Χρ.Μαυροπούλου-Τσιούμη, Χ.Μπακιρτζής κ.ά. Ψηφιδωτά της Θεσσαλονίκης, 4ος – 14ος αιώνας, Εκδόσεις «Καπόν», Αθήνα 2012
Additional bibliography for study
1. Παναγιώτα Ασημακοπούλου-Ατζακά, Το επάγγελμα του ψηφοθέτη, 4ος - 8ος αιώνας, Εκδόσεις "Άγρα", Αθήνα 2011 2. Διονυσίου του εκ Φουρνά, Ερμηνεία της βυζαντινής ζωγραφικής τέχνης, Ρωσική Αρχαιολογική Σχολή,Αγία Πετρούπολη 1909, ανατύπωση από εκδόσεις 'Σπανός', Αθήνα 1997 3. Ευαγγελία-Μαρίνα Τσιγαλά, Οι τεχνικές της ζωγραφικής μέσα από το έργο των μεγάλων ζωγράφων, Εκδόσεις "Επίκεντρο", Θεσσαλονίκη 2011
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