Introduction to History of Art II

Module code: HA1113 

Module co-ordinator: Dr Thomas Frangenberg

Module Overview

This module provides you with an introduction to the purposes, aims and problems of studying the History of Art through an overview of European Art and Architecture from the Rococo to Contemporary art.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this first year module students should be able to:

  • Identify the broad outlines of formal developments in painting, sculpture and architecture from c.1600 to the present day, recognising some of the fundamental reasons for breaks with past practices
  • Discriminate between works of art on the basis of internal evidence for their date and authorship
  • Recognise and correctly assign works of art and architecture to their correct chronological period, comparing and contrasting them to others
  • Demonstrate this competence, by assigning appropriate reasons, in written work

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, Seminars, Field Work and Guided Independent Study.

Assessment Method

  • Two hour examination at the end of the semester (50%)
  • 2 x 1,500 word essays (50%)