History of Art IV

Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorLouiza Avgita
Course ID600001185

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

Registered students: 89
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΠαπαδοπούλουSofia-Sania Papadopoulou-Papa
2. ΑυγήταLouiza Avgita
3. ΠαπαγεωργίουNikolaos Papageorgiou
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
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)
Required Courses
  • ΥΘΝΣΤ1 History of Art I
  • ΥΘΝΣΤ2 History of Art II
  • ΥΘΝΣΤ3 History of Art III
General Prerequisites
Successful completion of the modules History of Modern and Contemporary Art 1, 2 and 3 is required
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the module the students are expected to: * conceive the multiplicity and complexity of the artistic expressions of that period * understand the ways art of that period is differentiated in relation to the historical avant-garde movements of the first half of the 20th c. * conceive the ways that contemporary art is composed through the intersections between art practices, theoretical discourse and curatorial policies * develop their critical capacity concerning the ways art is related to the postwar social, political, economic and institutional framework * understand the need for an interdisciplinary approach of art
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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)
This module focuses on the visual arts of the period 1940-1970, with emphasis on Europe and the USA; in particular it is concerned with the movements of the neo-avant-garde, the new trends of abstract and realist art, conceptual and minimalist art, pop art, the artistic expressions of institutional critique and new art forms such as environments, installations, performance, happenings, and video art. The main aims of the module are the following: * analyzing the multiplicity and complexity of the artistic expressions of that period concerning abstract and realist art trends, mass culture, activism, the new perceptions of the body and technology * highlighting the relationship between artistic practices, theoretical discourse and the new institutional policies * analyzing curatorship -exhibitions, curatorial practices and discourses- as the main field for the systematization, signification and promotion of art
Art 1940-1970, neo-avant-garde, new trends of abstact and realist art, conceptual art, minimalism, pop art, environments, installations, performance, happenings, video art
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Teaching involves use of computers and systems of projection and sound for power point presentations, video projections and sound reproductions, internet, and the e-learning platform for uploading all relevant educational material (presentations, bibliography, etc.). Communication with the students takes place via email and the e-learning platform which is also used for assessment.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.3
Written assigments100.3
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students involves: * presence and participation in the lectures (20%) * presence and participation in the relevant scheduled educational activities (visits to museums, conferences, events, etc.) (15%) * assignments, presentations, exercises, etc. (15%) * written or oral exams (50%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Godfrey, Tony, Εννοιολογική τέχνη, μτφρ. Ειρήνη Οράτη, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη, 2003 Δασκαλοθανάσης, Νίκος (επιμ.), Από τη μινιμαλιστική στην εννοιολογική τέχνη: Μια κριτική ανθολογία, (Συλλογικό έργο: Κλέμεντ Γκρίνμπεργκ, Αντ Ράινχαρτ, Ντόναλντ Τζαντ, Ρόμπερτ Μόρις, Μάικλ Φριντ, Σολ Λε Ουίτ, Τζόζεφ Κοσούτ, Τζον Μέρφι, Μπέντζαμιν Μπούκλο, κ.ά.), μτρφ. Ελεάννα Πανάγου, Αθήνα: Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών, 2006 Foster Hal, Rosalind Krauss, Yve - Alain Bois, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Η τέχνη από το 1900: Μοντερνισμός, αντιμοντερνισμός, μεταμοντερνισμός, μτφρ. Ιουλία Τσολακίδου, επιμ. Μιλτιάδης Παπανικολάου, Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο, 2018 Σαββόπουλος, Χάρης, Η τέχνη μετά τον δεύτερο παγκόσμιο πόλεμο: 1940-1960, Αθήνα: Πλέθρον, 2016 Σαββόπουλος, Χάρης, Ερμηνείες του πραγματικού: H σύγχρονη τέχνη στη δεκαετία του 1980, Αθήνα: Πλέθρον, 2009
Additional bibliography for study
Altshuler, Bruce. The avant-garde in exhibition: new art in the 20th century, New York: Abrams, 1994 Argan, G. C., Bonito Oliva, A. Η μοντέρνα τέχνη 1770-1970 & Η τέχνη στην καμπή του 21ου αιώνα, πρόλ. Ν. Κεσσανλής, μτφρ. Λ. Παπαδημήτρη, Μ. Σπυριδοπούλου, Ηράκλειο, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης (σειρά: Ιστορία της Τέχνης), 2014 Baker, Kenneth. Minimalism: art of circumstance, New York: Abbeville Press, c1988 Bishop, Claire. Installation art: a critical history, London: Tate, 2005 Bown, Matthew Cullerne. Socialist realist painting, New Haven: Yale University Press, c1998 Buchloh, B. H. D. Neo-avantgarde and culture industry: essays on European and American art from 1955 to 1975, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, c2000 Δασκαλοθανάσης, Νίκος. Ο καλλιτέχνης ως ιστορικό υποκείμενο από τον 19ο στον 21ο αιώνα, Αθήνα: Άγρα, 2004 De Chassy, Eric. Paris: capital of the arts, 1900-1968, London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2002 Finch, Christopher. Pop art: αντικείμενο και εικόνα, Αθήνα: Πανδώρα, 1971 Frascina, Francis (editor). Pollock and After. The Critical Debate, second edition, London and New York: Routledge, 2000 Greenberg, Clement. Τέχνη και Πολιτισμός: Δοκίμια Κριτικής, μτφρ.-επιμ. Νίκος Δασκαλοθανάσης, Αθήνα: Νεφέλη, 2007 Guilbaut, Serge. How New York stole the idea of modern art: abstract expressionism, freedom, and the cold war, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983 Heartney, Eleanor. Postmodernism, London: Tate Gallery Pub., 2001 Hunter, Sam and Jacobus, John M. American art of the 20th century: painting, sculpture, architecture, New York: H. N. Abrams, 1973 Ιωαννίδης, Γιάννης Π. (επιμ.) Το Ξεπέρασμα της τέχνης, Αθήνα: Ύψιλον, 1999 Kastner, Jeffrey, Wallis, Brian. Land and environmental art, London: Phaidon Press, 2005 Knapstein, Gabrielle. Fluxus: μια μακριά ιστορία με πολλούς κόμβους: Fluxus στη Γερμανία, 1962-1994, Αθήνα: Πέργαμος, 1998 Lippard, Lucy R. Ποπ αρτ, μτφρ. Γιώργος Τασόπουλος, Αθήνα: Υποδομή, c1984 Lista, Giovanni. Arte povera, Milan: 5 continents, 2006 Livingstone, Marco. Pop art: a continuing history, New York: H.N. Abrams, 1990 Marzona, Daniel. Conceptual art, Köln, London: Taschen, 2005 Meyer, James. Minimalism, London and New York: Phaidon, 2005 O'Reilly, Sally. The body in contemporary art, New York: Thames & Hudson, 2009 Pijnappel, Johan. Fluxus: today and yesterday, London: Academy Editions, c1993 Πούλος, Παναγιώτης (επιμ.) Έννοιες της Τέχνης τον 20ό αιώνα, Αθήνα: Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών, 2006 Rorimer, Anne. New art in the 60s and 70s: redefining reality, New York: Thames & Hudson, 2001 Shapiro, David, and Shapiro, Cecile. Abstract expressionism: a critical record, Cambridge (England), New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990 Στάγκος, Νίκος (επιμ.) Έννοιες της μοντέρνας τέχνης: Από τον φωβισμό στον μεταμοντερνισμό, (Συλλογικό έργο), μτφρ. Ανδρέας Παππάς, Αθήνα: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, 2003 Weitemeier, Hannah. Yves Klein, 1928-1962: international Klein blue, Koln: Taschen, c2001 Χαραλαμπίδης, Άλκης. Η Τέχνη του Εικοστού Αιώνα. Ζωγραφική, Πλαστική, Αρχιτεκτονική, Τόμος ΙΙΙ: Μεταπολεμική Τέχνη, Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press, 1995
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