The relationship of pictorial arts to the music and spectacle of 20th century

Course Information
TitleΗ σχέση των εικαστικών τεχνών με μουσική και θέαμα τον 20ό αιώνα / The relationship of pictorial arts to the music and spectacle of 20th century
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013862

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 24
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses535
Music CompositionElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To approach the meaning of the "total work of art", to establish the relations of music to other forms of art (visual, theater, dance), to familiarize oneself with the problem and role of music in the culture of the 20th century.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course progresses in ten unities: 1. The peculiar relation between the painter and the stage in the 20th century. Differentiation from the 19th century and example for the 20th century. 2. The meaning of the scenic creation for the painter. The relation between important artists with musicians and choreographers in the years before the war. 3. Russian ballets 4. Futurists, “mechanical world” 5. Russian constructivism 6. Construction, functionality and the conception of space 7. Suisse ballets: Leger and Picabia 8. Abstraction: 1920-1930 9. 1920-1950: Different aspects of reality 10. 1950 until today: Music-dance-scenic image as a “Total Work”
Music, opera, dance, ballet, musical theatre, regie, settings
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment311.0
Written assigments501.7
Student Assessment
Student assessment is possible either by a written or oral examination at the end of the semester or by the evaluation of a written paper (solitary), which has to be presented to the professor and students during the semester as part of the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Μπαρμπούση Βάσω, Ο χορός στον 20ό αιώνα, Αθήνα, 2004.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo, fondata da Silvio D'Amico, Bd. 1-11, Romo 1954-68. 2. Bretter die Welt bedeuten. Entwürfe zum Theaterdekor und zum Bühnenkostüm in fünf Jahrhunderten, von Ekhart Berckerhagen & Gretel Wagner. Dietricch Reiner Verlag Berlin 1978. 3. Petzet Detta & Petzet Michael, Die Richard Wagner-Bühne König Ludwigs II. Mönchen, Bayreyth-München 1970. 4. Bablet Denis, Les Révolutions scénique du XXe siècle, Paris 1975. 5. Bühnenbild und bildende Kunst, Ausstellungskatalog, Iserlohn 1959 (Curjel Hans, Moholy-Naggys Arbeiten für Berliner Bühnen). 6. Die Maler und das Theater im 20. Jahrhundert, Austellungskatalog, Frankfurt 1986.
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