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Good examples of mosaics from the proto-Byzantine era are in Hagios Demetrios in Thessaloniki , the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo and the Basilica of San Vitale, both in Ravenna , and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Greco-Roman temples and Byzantine churches differ substantially in terms of their exterior and interior aspect. In Antiquity, the exterior was the most important part of the temple, because in the interior, where the cult statue of the deity to whom the temple was built was kept, only the priest had access. The ceremonies here held outside, and what the worshipers view was the facade of the temple, consisting of columns, with an entablature and two pediments.

Between 1545 and 1563 at the Council of Trent, it was decided that religious art must encourage piety, realism and accuracy, and, by attracting viewers’ attention and empathy, glorify the Catholic Church and strengthen the image of Catholicism. In the next century the radical new styles of Baroque art both embraced and developed High Renaissance models, and broke new ground both in religious art and in new varieties of secular art – above all landscape. The Baroque and its late variant the Rococo were the first truly global styles in the arts, dominating more than two centuries of art and architecture in Europe, Latin America and beyond from circa 1580 to circa 1750.

For them, jadeite was a stone more precious than gold and symbolized divine powers and fertility. Each head, with the flattened nose and thick lips, wears a helmet, similar with the ones worn during official ball games, possibly representing kings of officials. The enigmatic bronzes of Sanxingdui, near Guanghan , are evidence for a mysterious sacrificial religious system unlike anything elsewhere in ancient China and quite different from the art of the contemporaneous Shang at Anyang.

Hereby we will address our own locations and relations within global scenarios of conflict and how this might engender a political living with others. Your fourth option module could be a History of Art module or a Related Study module from another department within Goldsmiths. Our London location means you can take advantage of the many galleries, art spaces, museums, cultural facilities and specialist libraries the city has to offer. Did you know that the History of Art Department at UCL offers a unique degree that focuses on works of art as physical objects? If you would like to learn more about our History of Art, Materials and Technology degree, please watch this short film.

Programme Structure

Applicants to subject-combinations with Psychology must meet the Psychology degree programme entry requirements. The two courses together will prepare you for further levels of study, but either can be taken as an introduction to the discipline by students not intending to take it beyond Level 1. In your third-year vacation you will receive a grant to assist you to visit museums, galleries and buildings relevant to your studies.

  • This was then followed by a 1972 College Art Association Panel, chaired by Nochlin, entitled “Eroticism and the Image of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Art”.
  • During the later eleventh and twelfth centuries, the great age of Western monasticism, Europe experienced unprecedented economic, social and political change, leading to burgeoning wealth among landowners, including monasteries.
  • They transformed the capital of their empire, Tenochtitlan, into a place where artists of Mesoamerica created impressive artworks for their new masters.
  • Examples include Muiredach’s Cross at Monasterboice, County Louth, and the Ahenny High Cross in Tipperary.
  • Cubism consisted in the rejection of perspective, which leads to a new organisation of space where viewpoints multiply producing a fragmentation of the object that renders the predilection for form over the content of the representation obvious.

The interview with the Director of Studies will include a visual analysis test, where applicants will be presented with a couple of images of works of art or architecture, and asked to comment on these. Pembroke is close to the Department, which is just a five minute walk along Trumpington Street. We are even closer to the Fitzwilliam Museum, which has one of the finest collections of art in the country and is used extensively in teaching. Seminars and lectures are also regularly held at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge’s outstanding gallery of modern and contemporary art, and in the world-class buildings and collections of many of the colleges. Part I in History of Art offers a broad introduction to the history of art and architecture, together with detailed study of the superb works of art and architecture in Cambridge colleges and museums.

Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship

You will also have access to Kelvin Hall, the University and city’s innovative collections-access centre. The Archaic period was a time of gradual experimentation; the most prized sculptural form was the kouros (pl.kouroi), or standing male nude. This was followed by the Classical period, which represents the apogee of Greek art.

Through harmonious proportion and a focus on aesthetics, ancient Greek and Roman art became the foundation and inspiration of all Western art. Even in antiquity, the arts of Greece were recognised by other cultures as pre-eminent. The architecture is characterized by monumental structures, built with large stone blocks, lintels, and solid columns. Funerary monuments included mastaba, tombs of rectangular form; pyramids, which included step pyramids or smooth-sided pyramids ; and the hypogeum, underground tombs .

Qinshi Huangdi was followed by the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD), during which the Silk Road developed considerably, bringing new cultural influences in China.

The University of Glasgow has up to 30 undergraduate scholarships available for students of African/African-Caribbean backgrounds. The scholarship supports students who could face financial difficulties taking up their place to study at the university. The value of the scholarship is £2,000, paid in instalments for year one of undergraduate study.The scholarship is open to new applicants to the university. Current students who have previously been in receipt of the award may reapply, however, preference will be given to applicants entering their first year of study.

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