Course Information
TitleΗ θρησκευτική τέχνη της Δύσης (11ος-17ος αι.) / Western Religious Art (11th-17th century)
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEleni Chrysafi
Course ID600018275

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 33
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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 (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: 1. Make an interdisciplinary approach and analyse the culture of the Western Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance. 2. Describe the characteristics of Renaissance and Baroque art as well as the work of the major artists of this period. 3. Interpret the cultural impact of the Byzantine Christian culture on the Western civilisation. 4. Analyse the interaction between Byzantine and Post-Byzantine art and the Western art of Renaissance.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course presents a brief diagram of the Western Religious Art from the 11th to the 17th centuries. with great emphasis on the Italian Renaissance and the Baroque. The course introduces the main stages in the evolution of Christian Art in the West over the centuries and analyses key aspects of the Italian Humanism and Renaissance. In addition, the work of the most important artists of the Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque in architecture, sculpture and painting is examined. COURSE SYLLABUS 1. Overview of Medieval History and Christian Art in the West - The cultural and artistic interaction between the Byzantine East and Western Europe. 2. The Art of the Middle Ages in the West: Romantic and Gothic Rhythm (11th-12th c.) 3. Italian Humanism and Renaissance at the Crossroads of European Culture: Historical and Economic Conditions - Society, Artists and the Renewal of the Arts - Renaissance and Antiquity - The Renaissance Art Theory. 4. The Renaissance Architecture: from Brunelleschi and Alberti to Bramante and Palladio. 5. The Renaissance Sculpture: from Ghiberti and Donatello to Verrocchio and Michelangelo. 6. Painting of the Early Italian Renaissance: International Gothic Style - The influence of Byzantine art (maniera greca - maniera latina). 7. The workshops of Florence, Siena and Venice during the Early Renaissance. 8. The leading painters of the Renaissance and their work: Leonardo da Vinci - Raffaello - Michelangelo. 9. The Art of Mannerism - The Case of El Greco. 10. Baroque architecture and sculpture. 11. The painting of Baroque. 12. Relations and Interactions between Post-Byzantine Art and the Art of Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque. 13. Course overview - Presentation of assignments.
History of Art, Italian Renaissance, Baroque, relations between the Byzantine and Western art
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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 Assigment301.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities110.4
Student Assessment
Students are assessed by oral exams at the end of the semester (100% summative assessment).
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Α. Χαραλαμπίδης, Η Ιταλική Αναγέννηση: Αρχιτεκτονική-Γλυπτική-Ζωγραφική, εκδ. University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014. 2. Α. Χαραλαμπίδης, Μπαρόκ: Αρχιτεκτονική-Γλυπτική-Ζωγραφική, εκδ. University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017.
Additional bibliography for study
Αλμπέρτι, Λ. Μ., Περί Ζωγραφικής, εισαγωγή, μετάφραση, σχόλια Μαρίνα Λαμπράκη-Πλάκα, Αθήνα: εκδ. Καστανιώτη, 1994. Βαζάρι, Τζ., Καλλιτέχνες της Αναγέννησης, επιμέλεια και εισαγωγή Στέλιος Λυδάκης, Αθήνα: εκδ. Κανάκης, 1995. Μάρεϋ, Λ. και Μάρεϋ Π., Η τέχνης της Αναγέννησης, Αθήνα: εκδ. Υποδομή, 1995. Λαμπράκη-Πλάκα, Μ., Οι Πραγματείες περί Ζωγραφικής, Αλμπέρτι και Λεονάρντο, Ηράκλειο: εκδ. Βικελαία Βιβλιοθήκη, 1988. Λαμπράκη-Πλάκα, Μ., Ιταλική Αναγέννηση: Τέχνη και Κοινωνία, Αθήνα: εκδ. Καστανιώτης, 2004. Λυδάκης, Σ., Giorgio Vasari: Καλλιτέχνες της Αναγέννησης, Αθήνα: εκδ. Κανάκη, 1995. Λυδάκης, Σ., Αρχαία Ελληνική Ζωγραφική και οι απηχήσεις τους στους νεότερους χρόνους, Αθήνα: εκδ. Μέλισσα, 2002. Πρεβελάκης, Π., Αρχαία Θέματα στην Ιταλική Ζωγραφική της Αναγέννησης, Αθήνα: εκδ. Εμπορική Τράπεζα της Ελλάδος, 1975. Turner, Richard A., Η Αναγέννηση στη Φλωρεντία: Η Γένεση μιας Νέας Τέχνης, Θεσσαλονίκη: εκδ. University Studio Press, 2011. Χάουζερ, Α., Κοινωνική Ιστορία της Τέχνης, τομ. 2, Αθήνα: εκδ. Κάλβος, 1984, 10-180. Χρήστου, Χρ., Η Ιταλική Ζωγραφική του 14ου και 15ου αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη: εκδ. Βάνιας, 1970. Χρήστου, Χρ., Η Ιταλική Ζωγραφική κατά τον 16ο αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη: εκδ. Βάνιας, 1991. Χρήστου, Χρ., Η Ευρωπαϊκή Ζωγραφική στον 17ο και 18ο αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη: εκδ. Βάνιας, 1968. Ackerman, J. S. (ed.), Distance Points: Essays in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1994. Adorno, P., L'arte italiana, vol.2: Il Rinascimento e il Barocco, Milano 1992. Argan, G. C., Storia dell’arte italiana, vol. 2-3, Milano 2002. Bambach, C., Drawing and Painting in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: Theory and Practice 1300-1600, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Baxandall, M., Giotto and The Orators, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. Baxandall, M., Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. Bohn, B. / Saslow, J.M., A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art, Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Brown, D. A. / Ferino-Pagden, S. (ed.), Bernini, Giorgione, Titian and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, New Haven: Yale University Press 2006. Campbell, S. / Cole, M., A New History of Italian Renaissance Art, London: Thames and Hudson, 2012. Cennino d’ Andrea Cennini, The Craftsman’s Handbook, transl. D.V.Thompson, New York: Dover Publications, 1960. Chambers, D.S., Patrons and Artists in the Italian Renaissance, London: MacMillan, 1970. Durand, J., L'art du Moyen Âge, Paris 1999. Edgerton, S.Y., The Renaissance Rediscovery of Linear Perspective, New York: Harper and Row, 1975. Fermor, S., “Botticelli and the Medici” in: The Early Medici and their Artists, East Sussex: Birkbeck College, University of London, 1995. Freedberd, S.F., Painting of the High Renaissance in Rome and Florence, New York: Harper and Row, 1972. Frommel, Ch. L., The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance, London: Thames and Hudson, 2007. Gombrich, E. H., “Botticelli’s Mythologies: A Study on the Neoplatonic Style”, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes VIII (1945), 7-60. Hauser, A., Mannerism: The Crisis of the Renaissance and the Origin of Modern Art, London: Routledge and Kegan and Paul, 1965. Holmes, G., Art and Politics in Renaissance Italy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Kemp, M. (ed.), Leonardo on Painting, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990. Kempers, B., Painting, Power and Patronage: The Rise of the Professional Artist in Renaissance Italy, London: Penguin Books, 1993. Legrand, D., L'art de la Renaissance, Paris 2004. Lymberopoulou A. / Duits R. (ed.), Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe, Surrey-Burlington 2013. Murray, L., The High Renaissance and Mannerism: Italy, the North and Spain, 1500-1600, London: Thames and Hudson, 1977. Panofsky, E., Renaissance and Renascenes in Western Art, Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksells, 1960. Partner, P., Renaissance Rome, 1500-1559, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1976. Pope-Hennessy, J., Italian High Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture, London: Phaidon Press, 1970. Puttfarken, T., The Discovery of Pictorial Composition: Theories of Visual Order in Painting, 1400-1800, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000. Puttfarken, T., Titian & Tragic Painting: Aristotle's Poetics and the Rise of the Modern Artist, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005. Richter, I. (ed.), The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Sohm, Ph., The Artist Grows Old: The Aging of Art and Artists in Italy, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007. Welch, E., Art in Renaissance Italy 1350-1500, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
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