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Art History

Code 16434
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 4
Workload TP(45H)
Scientific area Art and Design
Entry requirements N.A.
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 of Image
Syllabus Before writing • Early civilizations; • Classical Antiquity: Greece • Classical Antiquity: Rome • The end of the Antiquity • The High Middle Ages • The Middle Ages • The Renaissance • The Baroque • The Baroque in the context of the Portuguese microcosm; • From the "isms" to the avant-garde of the XXth century: brief historical-artistic contextualization.
Main Bibliography • AAVV (2006), História da Arte no Ocidente. Lisboa: Verbo.
• ALARCÃO, Jorge de (1993), História da Arte em Portugal. Do Paleolítico à Arte Visigótica. Lisboa: Alfa.
• ARGAN, Giulio Carlo (1994), Guia de História da Arte. Lisboa: Estampa.
• ECO, Umberto (dir.) (2009), História da beleza. Algés: Difel.
• ELKINS, James (2004), On the strange place of religion in contemporary art. New york: Routledge.
• ELKINS, James (2004), Pictures & tears: a history of people who have cried in front of paintings. New York: Routledge.
• ELKINS, James (2002), Stories of Art. New York: Routledge.
• ELKINS, James (2010), Visual Cultures. Bristol: Intellect.
• FREEDBERG, David (1992), El Poder de las Imágenes: estudios sobre la Historia e la Teoria de la Respuesta. Madrid: Catedra.
• GOMBRICH, E. H. (1972), A História da Arte. Rio de Janeiro: Zahar.
• GOMBRICH, E. H. (1999), Norma y Forma: estudios sobre el arte del Renascimiento. Madrid: Debate.
• GOMBRICH, E. H. (2003), Usos de las imágenes: estudios sobr
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching methodology is based mainly on an expository dimension, of master classes with the support of multimedia elements.
In this UC, attendance, participation in classes and activities proposed throughout the semester will be counted for final evaluation. Practical group work will be proposed, which will consist of carrying out a project for a piece of furniture, inspired by a theme proposed by the teacher (classical orders: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian). To assess knowledge of the proposed syllabus, an assessment test will be carried out.

The final grade will be calculated according to the following criteria:
• Participation/Attendance – 10%
• Group work - 40%
• Assessment Test – 50%

Assessment Test: 21st May 2024
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-02-22

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