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Agenda

Art History in Context

DAY 1

  • Introduction to the history of art
  • Ice breaking activities
  • First forms of civilization (Paleolithic Art, Cave Art, Art in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Assyria)
  • Minoan civilization
  • Cycladic civilization
  • Mycenean civilization
  • Geometric era
  • Archaic era
  • Classic era

DAY 2

  • Hellenistic era
  • Roman era
  • The art of Fayum portraits
  • Buddhism and the art of the East
  • Byzantine Art

DAY 3

  • Islamic Art
  • Medieval Art (Romanic, Normandic, Gothic style and their versions)
  • Renaissance
  • Manierism
  • Baroque
  • Rococo

DAY 4

  • Neoclassicism
  • Romanticism
  • Symbolism
  • Realism
  • Impressionism – Postimpressionism
  • Modern Art – Early 20th century (Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Abstract Art, Rayonism, Suprematism, De Stijl)

DAY 5

  • Modern Art – Interwar period (Metaphysic Art, Dada, Surrealism, Constructivism, Bauhaus)
  • Postwar Art (Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Pop Art, Op Art, Photorealism)
  • Postwar Art (Body Art, Land Art, Happening, Video Art, Arte Povera, Process Art, Postmodern, Transavuagardia, Hard Edge Painting, Installation)

 

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Purpose

The aim of the course is a concise history of art from the Paleolithic civilization up to the 21th century modern culture. This will give the participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the basic periods of the worldwide art history and understand the evolution in art via the social, cultural, ideological and aesthetic context of each era. The course will introduce the participants to the historical, sociocultural themes within an artistic framework and will relate these to the contemporary aesthetics. Moreover, the course will try to enable participants to recognize and engage with artistic response to the political, economic, sociological and technological influences which have taken place within, and continue to influence, society.

The course is focused on the exploration of:

  • the historic movements in art and its relationship to the sociocultural context of the times
  • the relationship between key historic developments in art and contemporary issues and debates
  • the political, economic, social and technological influences on art within historic and contemporary global contexts

 

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Objectives

On completion of the course, the participants should:

  • be able to understand the relationship between art and culture
  • understand the historical development of various themes
  • engage in identification, interpretation and critique of aesthetic issues in their cultural context
  • analyze, compare and reflect critically on related issues

 

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Methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Teamwork
  • Study visits

During the teaching procedure (inside class and in museums and places related to art, if possible), there will be lectures and presentations in an effective and communicative way. This will stimulate the participants’ interest via practical examples for the explanation of specific terms and theories, in order to cover the educational material of the course. The attendees will be encouraged to participate in debates concerning the subjects of the lectures and to express themselves by constructing coherent theoretical arguments.

 

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Target groups

  • Teachers working in kindergartens
  • Teachers working in primary schools
  • Teachers working in secondary schools
  • Teachers working in vocational schools

 

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Cultural activities

In the middle of the course, mainly on Wednesday, a local cultural activity is organised (e.g guided tour to the city) giving the participants the chance to explore the main attractions and enhance their cultural awareness.

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Dates

The courses are always organised at a time period which is agreed in advance with the participants and taking into consideration the availability of the trainer.

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Certification

At the end of the course, each participant is awarded with a certificate of attendance, as well as a Europass Mobility certificate (if requested).

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Pricing

Course fees: 350 € per person.

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