From Giotto to Gauguin: European painting 1300-1900 ADED1043E
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: Short Courses
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course provides a broad overview of the history of painting in Western Europe. It offers an introduction to critical art appreciation and, by tracing major developments over 600 years, provides a comprehensive foundation for the study of European painting from the time of Giotto, through the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the achievements of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in the late nineteenth century. The development of art in Britain will also be discussed. Guided visits to local art collections will be included in the course.
Blocks 1 and 2
Requirements of Entry
Written presentation 20%; Written compare and contrast presentation 20%; Essay 40%; Visual test 20%.
The aims of the course are to:
■ Provide an introduction to the discipline of art history through the study of European painting, 1300-1900.
■ Present European painting within the cultural and historical context of Europe.
■ Study the principles and techniques of major European painters.
■ Study the changing role of the arts in society of the period.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
■ Demonstrate a broad knowledge and critical appreciation of the development of Western European Painting from 1300 to 1900.
■ Identify and understand different artistic movements and styles, recognising the changing role of art in society throughout this time.
■ Write coherently and perceptively on major artists and works of art covered in the course.
■ Discuss orally with some confidence major paintings covered in the course.
■ 5. Acquire personal study skills and basic skills in art historical research methods. 6. Demonstrate the ability to pursue personal investigation of a painting or theme using library, museum and gallery resources.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.