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TITLE History of Art from Giotto to Cézanne

LEVEL I - Introductory Level


DEPARTMENT Centre for the Liberal Arts and Sciences

DESCRIPTION This is a basic Unit on the attractions and skills of History of Art. It introduces Art History as a multi-disciplinary subject, surveys the major periods, works, and ideas of Western Art from Giotto to Cézanne. Students will review individual works of art (discussing their dates, authors, subjects, titles, locations, period, style, etc) and study them in terms of their links with broader issues and ideas.

Unit Aims:

The aims of this Unit are to:
- Understand History of Art within the context of different styles;
- Identify the major artists and;
- Evaluate most significant works of art.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the Unit the student will be able to:
- Define the salient characteristics of different artistic stages;
- Show proper cognition of the major protagonists of world art;
- Discuss works withing the general survey of History of Art.

2. Skills:

By the end of the Unit the student will be able to:
- Engage with the variety of methodologies and topics of debate current in Art History;
- Analyse and discuss works of art within the context of a general art historical survey.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Janson, H.W. History of Art, Pearson, Prentice Hall, 1962. (with later editions)
- Michael Levey, from Giotto to Cezanne, Thames and Hudson, 1962.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Christian Attard
Mark Sagona
Keith Paul Sciberras (Co-ord.)

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