Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Χριστιανική Τέχνη της Δύσης: 14ος- 16ος αιώνας / Introduction to the Christian Art of Occident: 14th – 16th century
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGlykeria Chatzouli
Course ID600015286

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
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)
  • French (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the course student will be able to: a) name the representatives of the Early Italian Renaissance (14th-15th century) b) identify the new anthropocentric conception of nature and history and the study of antiquity in the works of the period d) name the Venetian artists who followed the early Renaissance. e) know the representatives of the Classical Renaissance (15th-16th century) f) describe the Neoplatonic philosophy of the Medici environment and its influence on art.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The Early Italian Renaissance (14th-15th century) is represented by Giotto and Simone Martini. The new anthropocentric conception of nature and history and the study of antiquity are found in the works of artists Donatello, Masaccio, Brunellesci, Beato Angelico, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Lippi, Piero della Francesca, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Mantegna, Antonello. The Venetian artists who followed the early Renaissance are Giovanni Bellini and Vittore Carpaccio. The Classical Renaissance (15th-16th centuries) is represented by artists Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello who worked in Florence and Rome, with the care of the great Maikenes. Indicative is the Neoplatonic philosophy of the Medici environment and its influence on art. Artists Giorgione and Tiziano are mentioned as representatives of the Venice school. The currents of Christian art and the most important artists of the Renaissance, the historical political, theological and social issues that shaped the evolution of the fine arts are examined and the causes of the artistic phenomenon are investigated. The aim of the course is to complete and enrich the students' studies with the knowledge of Christian art that accompanied them, with mutual influences, literature and theology of the West. At the same time, an attempt is made to approach more general issues of art, aesthetics, terminology and its theories.
Early Italian Renaissance, Classical Renaissance, Christian Art, Aesthetics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
The use of Power Point, distance learning, movie screenings
Course Organization
Reading Assigment170.7
Written assigments170.7
Student Assessment
Oral Exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Άλκης Χαραλαμπίδης, Η Ιταλική Αναγέννηση. Αρχιτεκτονική - Γλυπτική - Ζωγραφική, έκδ. University Studio press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014.
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