What is Prehistoric Art: a journey through paint and chisel

Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 17071/2009 - 23/07/2009

2 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 18,0 T


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This course will look at the fundamental components that describe the execution and meaning of art. This medium of visual expression is a global phenomenon that dates back to at least 60,000 years when the first modern humans begin to colonise the globe.

Based on these general points, this course will look at the history of research, using a number of the major discoveries, the scholars involved and their various interpretations. In addition, the course will also look at the philosophical ideas that have been incorporated into prehistoric art in general, such as shamanism, entoptic phenomenon and totemism.

Evaluation Methodology
Students will be assessed following the teaching component of the course.Students will be asked to present (in groups) their narrative; the rationale is to be as creative and expressive as possible.


Method of interaction
Teoric Class

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