Units of Study

MGRK2655 - Modern Greek Art

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Vrasidas Karalis


What happened to Greek artists after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453? Did they all become cultural refugees, like El Greco and created their masterpieces in other cultures? But then what happened to all those who stayed behind and established the modern Greek state in 1821? This unit examines the development and the physiognomy of modern Greek art from the establishment of the Modern Greek state to this day. Movements, individual artists and theorists are discussed in their chronological sequence and contextualised within the framework of Greek society.


1xclass presentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 1x3000wd essay (45%), 1xtake home exam (equivalent to 2000wd) (35%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


At least 18 junior credit points from Table A of the table of units of study, of which 12 points are from one subject



Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by MGRK3604. This unit of study will not be offered again.

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In addition to the core language studies units, the undergraduate program includes other units of study that deal with cultural and literary themes and translation. The following is a list of units that are currently offered on rotation each year.

  • MGRK2603 Style and Expression
  • MGRK2604 Comparison of Greek and English
  • MGRK2605 Theory and Practice of Translation B
  • MGRK2606 Varieties and Registers
  • MGRK2609 Theory and Practice of Translation A
  • MGRK2621 Greek Modernism
  • MGRK2622 The Other Road to Greek Modernity
  • MGRK2631 Cultural Identities
  • MGRK2633 Social Norms/Stereotypes in Greek Cinema
  • MGRK2652 Politics and Politicians in Greece
  • MGRK2653 Sex, Drugs and Music in Modern Greece
  • MGRK2655 Modern Greek Art
  • MGRK2657 Greece and the European Imaginary
  • MGRK2675 New Testament Greek and its World A
  • MGRK2676 New Testament Greek and its World B
  • MGRK2682 Sports and Contemporary Culture
  • MGRK2691 Sociolinguistics in the Greek Diaspora
  • MGRK3692 Theories of Literature