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History of ancient art

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Course ID: 4018-KONW4 Erasmus code / ISCED: 03.6 / (0222) History and archaeology
Course title: History of ancient art Name in Polish: Historia sztuki starożytnej
Organizational unit: Faculty of "Artes Liberales"
Course groups:
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Short description:

The course covers the history of architecture and visual arts in ancient Greece and Rome, in conjunction with general history and the history of aesthetics and literature.

Full description:

The subject of the course is the history of architecture and visual arts in ancient Greece and Rome from the Cretan culture to the fall of the Imperium Romanum.

Each of the topic groups listed below describes works of architecture and visual arts (sculpture, painting, handicrafts), their form and iconography as well as source texts on art and aesthetics against a broad background of history of culture.

- art of the Cretan period

- art of the Mycenaean period

- art in archaic Greece

- art of the classical period

- Hellenic art

- Roman art of the imperial period

- early Christian art

- ancient tradition in modern-era art on the example of selected historical sites in Warsaw


Boardman J., Sztuka grecka, Toruń-Wrocław 1999;

Deichmann F. W., Archeologia chrześcijańska, przeł. E. Jatrzębowska, Warszawa 1994;

Kumaniecki K., Historia kultury starożytnej Grecji i Rzymu, Warszawa 1977;

Makowiecka E., Sztuka Grecka, Warszawa 2008;

Learning outcomes:

a. Knowledge: students will characterize, identify and describe works of Minoan, Archaic, Classical, Hellenic, Etruscan, Roman, and Early Christian art

b. Skills: students will analyse the meaning of these works in terms of form and content

c. Social competences: students will appreciate the role of ancient art in the history of European culture

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

The final credit will be awarded based on:

- attendance (3 absences per semester are allowed)

- active participation in classes

- a presentation on a topic agreed upon with the teacher, followed by a discussion in class

- the mark for the final test

Practical placement: (in Polish)


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