WESTERN EUROPEAN ART
Code: 31008
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Social Sciences and Management
Field of Study: Art History
Keywords:
    Architecture
    Sculpture
    Painting
    History of Art
Teacher:
Pedro Flor
Área Científica: Art History.
E-mail: pflor@uab.pt

Course Description:
This course unit introduces the main topics for understanding the artistic phenomena from the Middle Ages till Contemporary Times in Western Europe. It featurres the most relevant pieces of art, the main biographies of artists and the social and cultural context in which the works were created.


Competences:
• Reading and understanding a monument or a piece of art by placing it in its spatial and temporal context.
• Recognising the main artistical trends in Western Europe from the 12th to the 20th century.
• Featuring pieces of art belonging to different artistical periods and onsidering their historical and aesthetical dimensions.


Contents:
1 - The Middle Ages
a) Western art genesis
b) Court, Church and Cities
2 - Modern Times
a) Reality and harmony
b) Tradition and innovation
c) The triumph of Classicism
3 - Contemporary Times
a) Signs of rupture
b) New patterns


Bibliography:
GOMBRICH, E. H., A História da Arte, Lisboa, Público, 16ª ed., 2005.
JANSON, H.W., História da Arte, Lisboa, FCG, 8ª ed., 2007.
AAVV, A Nova História da Arte de Janson – A tradição ocidental, Lisboa, FCG, 9ª ed., 2010.


Format:
E-learning.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Assessment:
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).


Comments:
Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt