Art History and Theories

Documentary Film Studies
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 75,0 T + 3,0 OT


Not applicable.

It is intended that the students are able to:
- Frame historically and culturally Western Art (from antiquity to the present day)
- Demonstrate some ability to observe and analyze a work of art
- Know the principles that an art work can end
- Understand the mechanisms of representation

- Concept art and work of art
- Artistic Disciplines
- Art work Components
- Criteria to review and evaluate
- Representation mechanisms
- Brief introduction to film theory

- Prehistoric Art (short reference)
II- Classical Antiquity: the Near East Ancient Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian and Byzantine
III- The Middle Ages to the nineteenth century: Medieval, Romanesque, Gothic, Italian of the century XII and XIV, XV century northern Europe, Renaissance, Mannerism, Reformation, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism
IV- to the nineteenth century Art XXI century: (about 60 movements) Positivism, Realism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Symbolism, Impressionism, Vienna Secession, Fauvism, Die Bruke, Expressionism, Cubism, De Stil, Dada, Bauhaus, New Objectivity Surrealism New York Photo, Popo Art ....
V-Brief History of cinema (trends and techniques)

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment
- A short written evaluation (25%)
- A research paper (75%)
Average tb. practical (Mtp)> 9:50
Admission to the exam students with a grade lower than 9.5 as a result of continuous asses
Exam: Write test and research work

- Ruhrberg, S. (1999). ARTE DO SEC. XX. London: Tachen
- Cousins, M. (2015). THE STORY OF FILM. London: Pavillion
- Eimert, D. (2013). ART OF THE 20TH CENTURY. : Parkstone International,

Method of interaction
Classes are taught based on observation and analysis commented chronological works of art taking into account always the artistic and socio-economic framework of the time

Software used in class