Postgraduate Course: Early Greek Art (1000-500 BC) (PGHC11249)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course examines the development of Greek art during the Geometric and Archaic periods, considered in its social context. It provides postgraduate students with a close study of different media (including vase painting, coroplastic, sculpture, metalwork and glyptic), focusing on their use, style, and most importantly their imagery, with the introduction of new iconographic motifs and the development of narrative scenes. Students will become familiar with iconographic analysis and the varied methods of interpreting imagery, and will also learn to relate the visual material with associated parameters such as religion, social changes and trade. Of special interest will be the oriental influences on Greek art and the intensive cultural exchanges within the Mediterranean, with Cyprus playing a mediating role.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| On successful completion of the course, students will have gained a thorough and extensive knowledge of the visual culture of the Geometric and Archaic periods, and of iconographical and iconological methodology. They will refine their analytical skills, their ability to understand and interpret what they see, and craft and express an argument both in written and in oral form. Students should be able to:
- identify characteristic features of the various iconographic genres, understand the developments in the use and innovation of these features and discuss problems of interpretation.
- demonstrate in discussions, oral presentations and in written work, an informed understanding of the research problems and of the current state of scholarship.
- use this knowledge for independent research of a subject of their choosing.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Erskine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3591
|Course secretary||Ms Rosie Edwards