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HA2070/2071 Making and Meaning in Irish Art

Making and Meaning in Irish Art

Module Organiser: Dr. Angela Griffith, Room 5075, ext. 1995
Duration of the Module: Michaelmas and Hilary term
Contact Hours: 1 lecture pw, and 1 seminar per fortnight
Weighting: 10 ECTS
Assessment: Coursework and examination

The course is designed as an introduction to Irish visual culture dating from pre-history to the end of the twentieth century. Lectures will include the identification of key works form Irish art and architecture, addressing fine, applied and popular artforms. Throughout the course, Irish visual culture will be discussed within its artistic, social and cultural contexts and will be cognisant of its place within a broader European perspective.

Learning Outcomes;

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to

  • Understand generally of the key developments and chronology of Irish Art and architecture from Pre-History to the present
  • identify key stylistic movements and associated ideologies in Irish visual culture
  • identify major Irish works and their authors
  • understand how visual culture can reflect aspects of Irish society and history
  • Appreciate historical approaches and understand the processes and materials of art and architecture

Last updated 1 February 2017