6AACAR02 Greek Sculpture 750-300 BC
Credit value: 30
Assessment pattern for Graduate Diploma students
Module convenor/tutor: TBC
Teaching pattern: 20 x 2-hour lectures (weekly) plus visits to the British Museum
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 1 x 3-hour end of year examination, including a compulsory visual question identifying and discussing illustrated sculptures (100%)
Assessment: 3 x 3,000-word essay (100%, essays worth 1/3 each)
The modules offered in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand, there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary between years.
A specialised study of the development of Greek sculpture from the Geometric to early Hellenistic periods. Topics covered include Geometric and Daedalic figurines; origins and typology of Archaic sculpture; hollow-cast bronzework and the rise of the Classical style in the fifth century; sculptural personalities; fourth century humanism; portraiture; architectural, funerary and votive reliefs. First-hand acquaintance with material in the British Museum is an essential part of the course.
Suggested introductory reading
This is suggested reading and purchase of these books is not mandatory.
- M. Robertson, A History of Greek Art (1975).
- A.F. Stewart, Greek Sculpture (1990).
- J. Boardman, Greek Sculpture, the Archaic Period (1978).
- J. Boardman, Greek Sculpture, the Classical Period (1985).