Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the understanding and appreciation of European art and architecture. It is one of the founding and leading institutions for research in Design History with professors who are world authorities and research that includes international design, feminist art curation, self and identity, the photography of scenes of conflict and postcolonial collecting and representation.
Congratulations to History of Art students Sorcha Flanagan and Johanna Varadi who both came highly commended in the Art History, Music, Film & Theatre category of the Undergraduate Awards, 2016. They consider theoretical and methodological questions and are invited to question the relevance of the disciplinary distinction between History of Art and Archaeology to the study of the non-Western world. A Masters from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology provides students with expertise in the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The legacy of psychoanalysis in art history has been profound, and extends beyond Freud and Jung.
Narrative or history painting was another important genre in Romanticism: leading exponents include: Francisco Goya (1746-1828) Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), James Barry (1741-1806), Theodore Gericault (1791-1824) and Eugene Delacroix (1798-63), as well as later exponents of Orientalist painting , and moody Pre-Raphaelites and Symbolists.
Critical theory in art history is often borrowed from literary scholars , and it involves the application of a non-artistic analytical framework to the study of art objects. We are ranked top 10 in the UK for History of Art, Architecture and Design (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and Complete University Guide 2017). Pioneered in America by Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and Jasper Johns (b.1930), Pop had close links with early 20th century movements like Surrealism. New PhD studentship in the Faculty of Arts to study our manuscripts and special collections. Students concentrate on architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts and have the option of pursuing topics and approaches more archaeological in focus. At Massey, our history programme is focused on New Zealand history and New Zealand’s place in the world.
History is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Caulfield and Clayton as a minor, major or extended major, and A0502 Diploma of Liberal Arts at Caulfield and Clayton as a major. The History and Theory of Architecture program explores the history, meaning and social significance of the built environment, and how it both reflects and shapes human circumstances, needs and aspirations. The BA in History is a qualification well suited to a range of career paths and an avenue to further training of a more vocational nature. Discussion hub for those studying the Arts & Humanities Pathway with Pathways to Success.