ART OF BYZANTIUM AND ROME

MDS3AOB

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Beginning with art from the reign of Emperor Constantine (312-337), students will study major works of early Christian art and architecture in Constantinople and Rome, as well as in the Byzantine capitals Milan and Ravenna from c. 312-726. They will explore the different attitudes to iconoclasm in the East and in Rome before analysing Byzantine art and architecture in centres such as Hosios Lukas, Daphni and Nea Moni. They will also consider the transformation of Byzantine art in medieval Italy, in Rome, Venice and Sicily.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of Mediterranean Studies at first year, or 15 credit points of Art History, or History, at first year.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ARH2AOB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit is only available as a fully on-line subject. Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEarly Christian and Byzantine architecturePrescribedKrautheimer, R. & Curcic, S.YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1986
ReadingsGuide to Byzantine Iconography, Vol.1PrescribedCavarnos, C.BOSTON, 1993
ReadingsThe art of ByzantiumPrescribedMathews,T.F.EVERYMAN ART LIBRARY 1998

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop a specific knowledge of Byzantine architecture and art and of historical change in Europe.

Activities:
All assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

02. Investigate and assimilate historians and art historians arguments about Byzantine culture.

Activities:
All assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Writing

03. Learn to problem solve, and research an art history problem in the form of a specific image and write a visual or social analysis of it.

Activities:
All assessment tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

04. Show elements of continuity and change in a past.

Activities:
All assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

05. Write properly-referenced visual analysis essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a scholarly line of argument about an aspect of Byzantine visual culture.

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

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