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Art History

Code 10942
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Art and Design
Entry requirements Don't apply.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes General Objectives and Learning Outcomes
It is intended that during the semester the students deepen a set of historical-artistic notions and concepts associated with the evolution of symbolic thought manifest in Art, and develop the necessary skills to relate their influence as a cultural and imaginary phenomenon.
At the end of the semester the student should be able to:
• Observe and critically analyze works of art from its earliest days;
• Associate artists and works with corresponding artistic styles and movements;
• Identify and associate historical events as a motive of artistic movements;
• Develop research group work in accordance with established parameters;
• Identify influences of artistic movements throughout the History of Art and Image.
Syllabus The Paleolithic and the development of symbolic thought; • The "first" Art • Neolithic and the new conception of space: the cases of Jericho and Çatal Hüyük. Early civilizations; • Polytheistic religions and the art; • The cult of the dead. The pre-classical civilizations • The civilizations of Mesopotamia; • Egyptian civilization; • The Hebrew civilization. Classical Antiquity: Greece • In the early days: Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations; • The classical and Hellenistic periods: historical and social contextualization; • The art and concept of polis. Classical Antiquity: Rome • From Foundations to Empire; • The deification of art. The end of the Old Age • The fall of the Western Roman Empire; • The cultural affirmation of the Eastern Roman Empire; • Pre-Columbian culture. The High Middle Ages • Byzantine art and iconoclasm; • Islamic expansion and art in Al-Andalus; • The artistic heritage of the barbarian. The Middle Ages • The European hegemony of the Catholic Church; • The Romanesque "style"; • The Gothic "style". The Renaissance • Humanist values ??and the context of the Italian Trecento; • The golden era of the Renaissance • The Manueline "style" in Portugal. The Baroque • Dignitas, decorum, veritas and the Reformation of the Catholic Church; • Art as political and religious propaganda. The Baroque in Portugal • The Baroque in the context of the Portuguese microcosm; • From the "isms" to the avant-garde of the XX: brief historical-artistic contextualization.
Main Bibliography • AAVV, História da Arte no Ocidente, Verbo, Lisboa, 2006.
• ALARCÃO, Jorge de, História da Arte em Portugal. Do Paleolítico à Arte Visigótica, Alfa, Lisboa, 1993.
• ARGAN, Giulio Carlo, Guia de História da Arte, Estampa, Lisboa, 1994.
• DUBY, Georges (dir.), História Artística da Europa, Quetzal, Lisboa, 1998, vols. I e II.
• ECO, Umberto (dir.), História da beleza, Difel, Algés, 2009.
• FREEDBERG, David, El Poder de las Imágenes: estudios sobre la Historia e la Teoria de la Respuesta, Catedra, Madrid, 1992.
• GOMBRICH, E. H., A História da Arte, Zahar, Rio de Janeiro, 1972.
• GOMBRICH, E. H., Norma y Forma: estudios sobre el arte del Renascimiento, Debate, Madrid, 1999.
• GOMBRICH, E. H., Usos de las imágenes: estudios sobre la función social del arte y la comunicación, Debate, Barcelona, 2003.
• LE GOFF, Jacques, O imaginário medieval, Estampa, Lisboa, 1994.
• PANOFSKY, Erwin, A Perspectiva como forma simbólica, Edições 70, Lisboa, 1993.
• PANOFSKY, Erwin, Peinture et Devotion en Europe du Nord à la fin du Moyen Age, Flammarion, Paris, 1997.
• SERRÃO, Vítor, A pintura proto-barroca em Portugal 1612-1657, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, 1992, vols. I e II.
• UPJOHN, Everard M., História Mundial da Arte, Bertrand, Venda Nova, 1997, vols. I a VI.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In this CU the attendance, the participation in classes and the activities proposed throughout the semester will be accounted for evaluation. It will be proposed a theoretical group work, focusing on the in-depth study of a theme in the context of the Program. Due to the considerable extension of the proposed program contents, one mini assessmet test and one global test will be carried out.
The final grade will be calculated according to the following items:
• Participation / Attendance - 10%
• Group work - 20%
• Mini Assessment Test - 30%
• Global Assessment Test - 40%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-02-20

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