- Code ARTH2038
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Art History
- Areas of interest Art History
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The course will examine the art and culture of the late Byzantine Empire throughout what has been termed the Byzantine Commonwealth. Chronologically it will examine the period from 1204, when the Fourth Crusade captured Constantinople through to 1453 when the Empire fell to the Ottoman Turks. It will look at the art and culture found in Byzantium, Greece, Mount Athos, Cyrus and the Levant, Bulgaria, Serbia and Russia, Crete and Renaissance Europe. It will examine the art of icons, murals, mosaics, applied arts, both secular and ecclesiastic, precious metal work and embroideries. It is a critical examination of the art of the age of spirituality, when the art of the late Middle Ages in Eastern Europe met the Renaissance art of the West.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, you should be able to
- Analyze many forms of Byzantine medieval art and understand them within an art historical context.
- Use specific examples to explain key concepts, themes and theories in Byzantine Art
- Think, write and argue with these key concepts, themes and theories.
- Reflect on and discuss your own learning as it relates to the subject matter of the course.
- Select and combine materials on a topic currently relevant to Byzantine art and present them in a coherent fashion in a team environment.
- Understanding the art of the Byzantine Commonwealth within a broader art historical context.
Students must submit and perform all assessment tasks in order to complete the course. Failure to submit assessment items by the last day of the exam period and perform assessment tasks on schedule will result in an NCN
Research essay - 3000 words (50%) (LO 1,2,3,4,6)
Oral presentation and paper - 1000 words (20%) (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
End of semester visual test (20%) (LO1,3,6)
Tutorial participation (10%) (LO1,2,3,4,5)
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Three contact hours a week in lectures and tutorials on campus.
Students are expected to complete an average of 7 hours of study per week outside class contact hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Thomas F. Mathews, The Art of Byzantium, Everyman, London 1998
Robin Cormack, Byzantine Art, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2000
Lyn Rodley, Byzantine Art and Architecture: An introduction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1994
Cyril Mango, The art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 1972
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