History Of Art I

Course Code:

Π1 4060


4th Semester

Specialization Category:

Required ( ΜΓΥ )

Course Hours:




Course Description

Course Theory

The subject of Art History I, includes the following topics: Introduction to the History of Western Art. Middle Ages: historical, geographical and cultural context. Romanesque art, Gothic art, architecture, religious architecture, sculpture, painting, metalwork. – Introduction to the Renaissance: the first periods, Giotto, Duccio and the Sienese School. – The Renaissance in Italy: The Early Renaissance Florence, architecture, sculpture, painting. – The Early Renaissance in Northern Italy, the school of Venice. – The mature Renaissance Florence and Rome: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, the techniques of sculpture and philosophical implications, the Cappella Sistina and major issues of maintenance of murals. Raphael. – The mature Renaissance Venice: the delegates, the techniques of painting Tiziano. – The Renaissance in the North: the Renaissance in the Netherlands and Germany. – The painting in the 17th Century: Background, state, church, community. The Art of the Baroque. General characteristics and phases of the Baroque. – The Italian art during the 17th century: Caravaggio, Carracci, Guido Reni. – The Spanish art during the 17th century: Ribera, Zurbaran, Velasquez, Murillo. – Art in the Netherlands during the 17th century: Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens. – H Dutch art during the 17th century: Frans Hals, Rebrandt, Van Ruisdael, Vermeer. – H French art during the 17th century: De la Tour, Le Nain, Poussin, Lorrain. – From the 17th to the 18th Century: The art academies: Academy of London, the Academy of Paris. – The Art of Louis 14th on: the dictatorship of Le Brun, Versailles, Louvre. – Architecture, Sculpture, Painting. – The Art of Louis 15th on: Rococo. – Italy (Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi, Longhi, Magnasco). France (Boucher, La Tour, Watteau, Fragonard °).

Course Practicals



The Scope of the Course and Objectives

The Scope of the Course

The aim of the course: to familiarize students with the history of European art from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Also, the History of Art aims to foster students’ artistic sensibility towards the work of art. It is therefore necessary to study and understanding of the artwork.

 Course objectives

The conservation of art requires and requires knowledge of art history. This knowledge is the guarantee for a correct approach, addressing the artwork. This material does not matter if you cut out the ideas and messages contained within it. Knowledge of the artwork is that the Act requires the maintenance and not vice versa.

Language of evaluation: Greek
Students’ evaluation (100%): Written exams including:
– open-ended questions,
– short-answer questions,
– case studies

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Μουρίκη Ντούλα, Αναγέννηση, Μανιερισμός, Μπαρόκ, Αθήνα, 1975.
Χρήστου Χρ. Η Ευρωπαϊκή ζωγραφική κατά τον 15ο αιώνα, τόμοι Ι, ΙΙ Θεσσαλονίκη, 1991.
Χρήστου Χρ. Η Ευρωπαϊκή ζωγραφική του 17ου αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1991.

La Grande Histoire de l’Art, 7 La Renaissance, Paris, Le Figaro Collections, 2006.
Ε. Η. Gombrich, Το χρονικό της τέχνης, Αθήνα, 1998.
C. Merlo, Η ιστορία της Τέχνης: από τη ζωγραφική των σπηλαίων μέχρι τη Μοντέρνα τέχνη, Αθήνα, 2000.