Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600023631

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2020-2021

Registered students: 47
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: - apply the correct art history and art theory terminology and methodology, relevant to the High Renaissance and Mannerism) - recognize the typological and morphological characteristics of the High Renaissance and Manneristic art works - define the historical, social, political and economic factors that shaped 16th-century art - be able to research, analyze and synthesize bibliographical data and information gathered through the use of New Technologies and will be able to employ an interdisciplinary approach to their work - have developed skills for independent and group work - promote free, creative and inductive reasoning The course’s learning objectives will be achieved through classroom lectures, dialogic discussion, practical exercises, and written assignments. The use of audio-visual material, multimedia sources and digital databases will ensure that the students will be up-to-date with all available research tools and will guarantee their active involvement in the educational process.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • 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)
1. Introduction to 16th-century art - Art after Leonardo da Vinci, part 1. The term Renaissance. Timeline and geography. The concepts of High and Late Renaissance. Rome as the new artistic centre. Factors and cosequences. CThe atholic Church and Humanism: the popes as Maecenas of the arts. Painting methods of the High Renaissance: sfumato, cangiante, chiaroscuro and unione. Michelangelo Buonarotti: apprenticeship, important commissions, stylistic features, students. The terribilità. Aesthetic value of non finito. 2. Art after Leonardo da Vinci, part 2. Raffaello Santi: apprenticeship, important commissions, stylistic features, students. Theories on the depiction of ideal beauty. The concept of "classical" art according to H. Wölfflin. The maniera dolce. Andrea del Sarto and Correggio. The work of Donato Bramante. 3. Light and Color in Venice during the Cinquecento. The Venetian School of painting in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Aerial or atmospheric perspective. The theories about colorito. The expressive power of color: rendering of atmosphere, color as a means of achieving compositional unity, color gradations, the concept of sprezzatura. Important artists: Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, Sebastiano del Piombo, Lorenzo Lotto. Piety and patronage in Venice: Venetian altarpieces. The Scuole Grandi and the Scuole del Santissimo Sacramento as art patrons. 4. High Renaissance in Northern Europe. Developments in painting in the Netherlands and Germany in the late 15th and early 16th centuries: Quentin Matsys and the Antwerp School, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, Hans Holbein the Younger, Lucas Cranach the Elder. Late Gothic tradition, humanism and naturalism. Italian influences. Technical achievements. Subject matter. Questions of Renaissance iconography through the comparison of emblematic works of the High Renaissance from Italy and the Netherlands. 5. Anti-classical tendencies during the Cinquecento, part 1. Sacco di Roma (1525): Historical, social and cultural context of the 16th century. The meaning of maniera and the importance of personal style. Anti-classical tendencies in the mature work of Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello Santi and Michelangelo Buonarotti: instability, irrationality, contortion (linea serpentinata). Characteristics of mannerism: affectation, tension, instability, elongation, asymmetry, lack of naturalness, obfuscation, enigmatic character. Historiography of Mannerism. Examples from architecture: Giulio Romano, Bernardo Buontalenti, Antonio da Sangallo, Giacomo della Porta, Andrea Palladio, Sebastiano Serlio, Vignola, Pirro Ligorio. 16th-century architectural books. 6. Anti-classical tendencies during the Cinquecento, part 2. Examples from sculpture: Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna. Examples from painting: Giulio Romano, Jacopo Bassano, Jacopo da Pontormo, Jacopo Tintoretto, Agnolo Bronzino, Parmigianino, Giorgio Vasari, Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The artistic education of women: the case of Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana. 7. The case of Domenikos Theotokopoulos. 8. Mannerism in central and northern Europe. Historical and social context: Martin Luther (1517) and Reformation. Zwingli. Calvin. Anglicanism. Counter-Reformation: Art after the Council of Trent. Religious wars in Europe. Art in the Netherlands, Germany, France and England in the light of the Reformation/Counter-Reformation and the spread of Mannerism. Subject matters and artistic patronage. Case studies from the Netherlands: Peter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Bruegel the Younger, Hendrick Goltzius, Joachim Wtewael, Cornelis van Haarlem (painting), Antoine de Vries (sculpture). 9. Art at the court of Henry II and Francis I of France. Primaticcio, Rosso Fiorentino and the School of Fontainebleau. Developments in painting (Jean Clouet, Antoine Caron), sculpture (Jean Goujon, Germain Pilon) and architecture (Philibert Delorme, Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau). Art in Elizabethan England: questions of terminology. 10. Artist mobility during the 16th century. 11.-13. Presentation of written assignments.
Renaissance, Mannerism, Humanism, Reformation, Counter-Reformation, sacco di Roma, sfumato, cangiante, chiaroscuro, unione, terribilità, maniera dolce, colorito, sprezzatura, affectation, instability, elongation, enigmatic character
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • e-data base (Atlas of Louvre, AGORHA, CODART-Dutch and Flemish Art from the Low Countries, ECARTICO,)
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 Assigment65
Written assigments50
Student Assessment
Written examination (70% of the final grade) Written Assignment (30% of the final grade) The assignments will be individual and will have as their subject the presentation of a painting, a sculpture or an architectural work of the High Renaissance or Mannerism from a list provided by the instuctor. They will include: a description of the work using appropriate terminology, historical documentation and aesthetic analysis, a brief presentation of the social and cultural context in which the artwork was created, and bibliography. Compulsory PowerPoint presentation.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
α. Βιβλιογραφία μαθήματος (Εύδοξος) Τσιπς Σμιθ, Τζ., Η Αναγέννηση στη βόρεια Ευρώπη, χ.χ., 2023. Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 122091064 Χαραλαμπίδης, Ά., Η ιταλική Αναγέννηση. Αρχιτεκτονική, γλυπτική, ζωγραφική, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2014. Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 41963408 Pineli, A., Μελέτες για τον μανιερισμό του 16ου αιώνα, Αθήνα, 2020. Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 68407491
Additional bibliography for study
Arasse, D., La Renaissance maniériste, Παρίσι, 1997 Beck, J., Italian Renaissance painting, 1999 Brown, D. A. & Ferino-Pagden (εκδ.), S. Bernini, Giorgione, Titian and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, Νιού Χέηβεν, 2006 Hartt, F., History of Italian Renaissance, Λονδίνο, 1987 Humfrey, P., Painting in Renaissance Venice, Νιού Χέηβεν, 1995 Kliemann, J.-M., Italian frescoes, High Renaissance and Mannerism, Νέα Υόρκη, 2004 Levey, M., High Renaissance, Χάρμοντσγουερθ & Βαλτιμόρη, 1975 Murray, L., The High Renaissance and Mannerism: Italy, the North and Spain, 1500-1600, Λονδίνο, 1995 Murray, P., The architecture of the Italian Renaissance, Λονδίνο 1998 Olson, R. M., Italian Renaissance sculpture, Λονδίνο 1992 Pineli, A., Μελέτες για τον μανιερισμό του 16ου αιώνα, Αθήνα, 2020 Pope-Hennessy, J.-W., Italian High Renaissance and Baroque sculpture, Νέα Υόρκη, 1963. Panofsky, E., Μελέτες εικονολογίας, Αθήνα 1991 Tavernor, R., Palladio and Palladianism, Λονδίνο και Νέα Υόρκη, 1991 Watkin, D., Ιστορία της αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα, 2007 Wittkower, R., Architectural principles in the age of humanism, Τσίτσεστερ, 1998 Zerner, H., Renaissance art in France: the invention of Classicicm, Παρίσι, 2003 Βαζάρι, Τζ., Καλλιτέχνες της Αναγέννησης (επιμ. και εισαγ. Λυδάκης, Σ.), Αθήνα, 1995 Λαμπράκη-Πλάκα, Μ., Ιταλική Αναγέννηση: τέχνη και κοινωνία, Αθήνα, 2004 Μάρεϋ, Λ. & Μάρεϋ, Π., Η τέχνη της Αναγέννησης, Αθήνα, 1995 Μουρίκη, Ν., Αναγέννηση, Μανιερισμός, Μπαρόκ. Ζωγραφική-Γλυπτική, Αθήνα, 1986 Μπούρκχαρτ, Γ., Ο πολιτισμός της Αναγέννησης στην Ιταλία, Αθήνα, 1997 Τσιπς Σμιθ, Τζ., Η Αναγέννηση στη βόρεια Ευρώπη, χ.χ., 2023 Φυρνώ, Τζ., Ιστορία της αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα, 1981 Χαραλαμπίδης, Ά., Η ιταλική Αναγέννηση: αρχιτεκτονική, γλυπτική, ζωγραφική, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2014 Χατζηνικολάου, N., Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος Κρης. Έκθεση με αφορμή τα 450 χρόνια από τη γέννησή του / El Greco of Crete. Exhibition on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of his birth, Ηράκλειο 1990
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