Studying History of Art at the University of Vienna


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Universität für angewandte Kunst

VO "Art History: Lectures on Representation (Kunstgeschichte als Kulturwissenschaft)"Hon. Prof. Dr. Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat

Weekday and time: Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Place: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien , Oskar Kokoschkaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, HS 1
Starting date: 19 October 2022
Exam: written exam – 25 January 2023, 5:00-6:30

The aim is to illustrate, on the basis of concrete examples, how visual imagery in conjunction with relevant discourse and social practices in fact produces certain conceptions that are generally viewed in an essentialist fashion as being simply natural and inevitable. The examples used will span the period from antiquity to the modern era. The topics will include: Conceptions of God; Ideas of Death and the Hereafter; Body Constructs and Gender Constructs; Emotions; Nature; Utopias; and others. It is hoped that the lecture series will also contribute to developing a reflective and critical attitude both towards the topic areas covered and towards the methodology of art history.

2.0 ECTS, 2.0 SWS.

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Medieval art history (late antiquity/Middle Ages)
Early modern art history (early modern period)
Modern art history (modern period)
Contemporary art
Central European art history
Byzantine art history
Islamic art history
Asian art history

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