Course Content (Syllabus)
It is examined the creation of the Cretan School (15th century), which is related with the development of the cities in Crete, that become important centers of the exportation commerce, at least as far as the concentration of large number of artists is concerned, especially in the city of Heraclion. Nevertheless in the North Greece dominated by the Ottomans, there are many cases of individuals artists who carry around the art, in one stable topographical foundation with apprentice-ship and succession. The esthetics principles and the artistic means of the system paintings of the School of NW Greece who contents the painters of one different artistic forming.
The purpose of the course is to prove that the Cretan artists are characterized of an obvious eclectism, that balances between the Italian art of the 14th-15th century and the last phase of the paleologean art. However, the School of the North-West Greece presents a panorama of artistic tensions and directions.