From antiquity to late Medieval art ADED11467E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course explores the art of the centuries from c.500BC to c.1400AD, as a way to probe the aesthetic and cultural conditions that laid the foundations of Western European art. Antiquity, Byzantine, Migration Period, Early Medieval and Late Medieval, including Romanesque and Gothic, are the themes of this course, and each lecture dedicates some time to how later times have engaged with the artistic standards of these earlier periods.

Timetable

Block 3

2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Wednesdays,14.00-16.00

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

1. Essay (approximately 2000 words) from a choice of titles (70%).

2. Visual test in class: identification, comparison and discussion of slides (30%) (An alternative assessment can be arranged for students whose disabilities would prevent them performing satisfactorily in the visual test).

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ Investigate the art of the centuries from c.500BC to c.1400AD, as a way to probe the aesthetic and cultural conditions that laid the foundations of Western European art.

■ Identify the stylistic and cultural components of the art of this period from Antiquity, Byzantine and Migration Period to Early Medieval and Late Medieval, including Romanesque and Gothic, and to examine how later times have engaged with the artistic standards of these earlier periods.

■ Offer an introduction to the discipline of Art History through the study of Antiquity to Late Medieval art and provide a solid foundation for further study in the field.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Articulate, verbally and in writing, knowledge of the art of the centuries from c.500BC to c.1400AD. 

■ Articulate a general understanding of the stylistic and cultural components of art from Antiquity to Late Medieval, including Romanesque and Gothic, and how it relates to other later artistic developments in Western European art.

■ Critically analyse and interpret individual works of art and the various methods of their production. 

■ Demonstrate personal study skills and basic study skills in art-historical research 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.