This unit explores the development of Greek fine arts from 1453 until today. It initially explores the various forms of Byzantine iconography, the work of El Greco, the school of the Seven Islands in Corfu. It continues with the exploration of visual arts after the establishment of the Modern Greek state (1928) and the impetus for the formation of a national school expressing the spirit of the liberated nation. Furthermore it examines the rise of modernism, cubism and expressionism in the works of K. Pathenis, Ghika and G. Bouzanis together with abstraction and naive art, especially by the folk painterTheophilos. Special focus is given on artists from the GReek Diaspora, in the Americas, Europe and Australia.
|Academic unit||Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies|
|12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Modern Greek|
|MGRK2655 or MGRK2506|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.