History of Art: Classical Antiquity


1. To define Classical Art
2. To recognise the importance of pre classical arts
3. To get acquainted with the artistic contribution of the pre classical Mediterranean world in the making of
Classical Art
4. To perceive geographical and chronological conditions in the making of Classical Art
5. To assess the Greek contribution to Classical Art
6. To understand the relationship between Civilisation and Art
7. To apprehend the Hellenistic world
8. To learn about the Etruscan world
9. To distinguish the Roman contribution to Classical Art
10. To highlight the role of Classical Art in the formation of Western Art
11. To produce written and oral assignments using theoretical knowledge provided in the classes.

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Responsible teacher

Maria Margarida Simão Tavares da Conceição


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

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AAVV. 2010. A Nova História da Arte de Janson. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (9ª ed.). BARLETTA, Barbara A. (2001) 2009.The Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. BEARD, Mary e John Henderson. 2001. Classical Art from Greece to Rome. Oxford: Oxford University Press. KLEINER, Fred. 2006. A History of Roman Art. Boston: Wadsworth. HENIG, Martin, ed. 1983. A Handbook of Roman Art: A Survey of the Visual Arts of the Roman World. Londres: Phaidon. ONIANS, John. 1988. Bearers of Meaning. The Classical Orders in Antiquity, the Middle ages, and the Renaissance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PEREIRA, Maria Helena da Rocha. 1990. Estudos de História da Cultura Clássica, 2 vol.s. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2ª ed.). RICHTER, Gisela M. A. (1959) 1994. A Handbook of Greek Art. A Survey of the Visual Arts of Ancient Greece. Londres: Phaidon (9ªed.). VITRÚVIO, ed. e trad. M. Justino Maciel. 2006. Tratado de Arquitectura. Lisboa     

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Evaluation method

Evaluation Methodologies - a) midterm test(20%), b) final written test(50%), c) essay(30%)

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