Greek Art

Diploma

Elective

This course is a survey of artistic production in ancient Greece, allowing the student to trace and to understand the style and content of the arts of Greece as well as develop their own skills of interpretation and dating. The course covers the following areas: materials and orders of Greek architecture, sculpture, mural and vase painting, mosaic and minor arts.

References

  • Ashmole, B., Architect and Sculpture in Classical Greece, 1972.
  • Avery, C. B., (ed), The New Century Classical Handbook, 1962.
  • Becatti, G., The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome, 1967.
  • Benton, J. R. – Roberta, D., Arts and Culture, 1998.
  • Buitron-Oliver, D., (ed)., The Interpretation of Architectural Sculptures in Greece and Rome, 1997.
  • Charbonneaux, J., Classical Greek art: 480-330 BC, 1972.
  • Dunbabin, K. M. D., Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World, 1999.
  • Grant, M., (ed)., Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome, 1988.


Week

Topics

1

General introduction – Reasons for study

2

Early Greek art

3

Monumental statues

4

Personal portrait

5

Paintings and decorations

6

Temple decoration and design

7

Hydria types and the art of pottery

8

Mid-term Evaluation

9

Terracotta Figurines in the Greek period

10

Midterm

11

Tanagra figurines – The dancing women of Tanagra – The veiled women.

12

Lamps

13

Greek art in the Eastern Mediterranean.

14

Metals – small objects

15

Final Exam

Poll

Why did you apply at Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies?

what is your favourite Master module ?