CANCELED - F103 Summer 2020 Glorious Greece: Ancient Painting and Sculpture
Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, July 22–July 29
Instructor: Roz Hoagland
Class limit: 90
The development of ancient Greek painting and sculpture started with crude geometric shapes. Slowly artists began to turn to a more realistic interpretation of the human body, reaching its apex with the High Classical period. Drama and emotion filled the work of the Hellenistic period in the world conquered by Alexander the Great. This course will trace the development of painting by looking at vases, mosaics, and frescoes. It will also examine the changes in free-standing and relief sculpture which paralleled Greek innovations in painting. Many of the best later works are known today only from Roman copies. This is the glorious art that inspired the Renaissance.
Roz Hoagland is a retired art historian. She taught at Northern Virginia Community College for 40 years and also at the Corcoran School of Art and Design. In retirement, she continues to take groups to Europe to study art and architecture. Since 1999, she has led more than 50 trips to 25 countries.