2023-2024 / HAAR0056-1

History of art and archaeology in the modern era : 15th and 16th centuries


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Dominique Allart

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Overview of artistic productions of the 15th and 16th centuries in Western Europe (important examples, chronological milestones) and contextualization. Introduction to the analysis of monuments and works, and to their interpretation from a historical perspective.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Basic knowledge of the significant landmarks in Western European Art of the 15th and 16th centuries. Introduction to the analytical and interpretative methods of Art History. Learning of specific terminology.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The essential skills are those generally required for studies in History of Art and Archaeology (visual memory, for example) and for studies in a Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (a critical mind and ease in argumentation, and for foreign students: a sufficient knowledge of the French language).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

See below.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Lectures illustrated with slide show, to be completed with the study of Claude MIGNOT and Daniel RABREAU, Temps modernes, XVe-XVIIIe siècles, Paris, Flammarion, 1996 (A l'aube des Temps modernes - La Renaissance accomplie).

Recommended or required readings

No syllabus. The table of contents, list of artists mentioned and various useful pieces of information are available on the "suppports de cours" tab. Studying will also be based on the book mentioned above.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written examination on the topics covered (see above).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Contact: by appointment on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12pm (Prof. Dominique ALLART: D.Allart@uliege.be)

Student instructor: Margaux Muller (Margaux.Muller@student.uliege.be)

Association of one or more MOOCs