F110Z Ancient Aegean Civilizations
Wednesdays, 9:40—11:05, Nov. 1—8
Instructor: Roz Hoagland
Three different civilizations flourished in the Aegean Sea prior to the rise of the Greeks. Only abstract marble statues remain from the Cycladic period. The Minoan culture on the island of Crete was more extensive with the construction of large rambling palaces with frescoed walls. Existing for much of the same time, the Mycenaeans were based in fortified citadels on the Greek mainland. They also built beehive tombs. The art of the last two groups shares many characteristics. We'll examine work from the Cycladic Islands and Crete in the first class. The second class will finish our look at the Minoans and move on to the Mycenaeans.
Roz Hoagland is a retired art historian. She taught at NOVA for 40 years and also at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. In retirement, she continues to take groups to Europe to study art and architecture. Since 1999, she has led more than 59 trips to 28 countries.