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As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by MGRK3604.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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