ARTH220 - AEGEAN AND ANCIENT GREEK ART AND ARCHAELOGY
This course surveys Greek art and architecture, from Sicily to the Black Sea, between the 10th and 2nd centuries BCE (Dark Age to Hellenistic). Civic, religious, and domestic buildings and spaces were intimately connected with images. These reange from public sculpture and painting on and around grand buildings gardens, to domestic luxury arts like jewelry, cups vases, mosaic floors. Art and architecture addressed heroic epic religious and political themes, and also every-day life and emotions. Current themes include Greek ways of looking at art and space, and Greek ideas of invention and progress; the role of monuments, makers and patrons in Greek society; and connections with the other cultures who inspired and made use of Greek artists and styles. The course will exploit the University Museum, regional museums where possible.