Fine Arts | Ancient Painting: Caves to Christians (GR)
A410 | 26946 | Leach


This section for Graduate Students only

Beginning with early paintings of the stone age, this class will
survey highpoints in the history of ancient European painting in
connection with their physical and social contexts.  Literary
evidence, when available will be evaluated both as an informational
source, and for insights into the responses to painting from its
contemporary audience.  Attention will be given to Minoan/Mycenean
palace painting; Hellenistic paintings in Macedonia; Etruscan and
Lucanian tomb painting; Greek vases from Athens to Southern Italy
and the public buildings and houses of the Roman world; Fayum
portraits in Egypt; Vergilian codex illustration and Roman catacombs.