CLAS206-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Greek Art: The Power of Images in Archaic and Classical Greece

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

A survey of ancient Greek art - primarily architecture, sculpture, vase painting - from the eighth to fourth centuries BC and how these materials relate more broadly to their cultural context; tutorials will focus on objects in the James Logie Memorial Collection.

Students come to understand the groundbreaking and vastly influential developments Greek art and architecture from the 8th to 4th centuries BC, both in the technical innovations this period witnessed, as well as in the astonishing advances in the rendering of the human form that set the standard in western art for centuries. Students also examine how sculpture, painting, and architecture relate to aspects of the broader culture of their day; these include political developments, contacts with the ancient Near East, religion (depictions of gods and goddesses, etc.), and parallels in epic and lyric poetry. Ancient views on the powers and limits of artworks will be also explored, as will the role of myth and narrative in Greek art, especially the roles of heroes and figures from the Trojan saga. The social and ideological functions of artworks will be considered as well as the psychology and erotics of viewing artworks within Greek culture.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Pre-requisites

Either 15 points of CLAS at 100-level with a B pass; or 30 points of CLAS at 100-level; or 15 points at 100-level Art History and Theory and any 15 points from the BA Schedule; or any 45 points from the BA Schedule. RP: Any 100-level course in CLAS.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

Any 100-level course in CLAS.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 E14 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 F3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 23 Jul - 29 Jul
6 Aug - 12 Aug
20 Aug - 26 Aug
17 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 7 Oct
15 Oct - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 23 Jul - 29 Jul
6 Aug - 12 Aug
20 Aug - 26 Aug
17 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 7 Oct
15 Oct - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Patrick O'Sullivan

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 25% One essay of c.2,000-2,500 words.
Final Exam 40% One two-hour exam.
Tutorial Participation 10%
In-class Slide Test 25% 2 in-class Slide Tests NB only your better result will count.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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