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Introduction to European Painting and Sculpture I

This lecture-only module offers a survey of Western painting and sculpture up to c.1520. It provides an introduction to the critical analysis of artworks and considers such matters as the iconography of major religious and mythological subjects, issues of style, the functions of works of art and architecture, as well as the range of technical methods employed by artists. Art works are considered in the context of influential factors such as historical period, geographic location, and the prevailing social, political and religious environments.


Dr Peter Cherry, Dr Christine Casey, Dr Rachel Moss, Dr Angela Griffith

How to apply

The closing date for online and postal applications is Friday 16 September. You may register and pay by credit/laser card online at after 16th August or you can download an application form and send it with a cheque/money order made payable to Trinity College Dublin number 1 account to: Dr Patricia Stapleton, Evening and Short Courses administrator, School of Histories and Humanities, Room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Applications may be made in person in Room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin between 16th and 27th August between 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. or by appointment.


EUR 150/Concession EUR 75. The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is social welfare, health board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.

Time and place

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays in the Emmet Theatre, Arts Building. Please note all course times are subject to change. Please check our website: after 16 August for update or text 'INFO' to 087 2572016.


This lecture-only module comprises two lectures per week over one twelve-week term commencing Monday 26 September 2016. There is a one week break (7 - 11 November) when no lectures will take place.