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AH1003   European Art and Architecture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu (lectures)

This module provides an introduction to European art and architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It begins with a study of Baroque art and architecture in Italy, concentrating upon Gianlorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio and the Carracci. From Italy the focus shifts to Spain to introduce Diego Velazquez and his contemporaries. Next there is a series of lectures devoted to art and architecture in France. A further series of lectures treats seventeenth-century painting in Flanders and Holland. These emphasise Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt van Rijn and Jan Vermeer. Subsequent lectures introduce eighteenth-century painting in Italy and France. Much of the later part of the module focuses on art and architecture in Britain.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial (x 11 weeks), tutor's optional office hour(x 12 weeks), field trip to Edinburgh - 8 hours

Scheduled learning hours: 52

Guided independent study hours: 148

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught