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Art - History of Spanish Art (Acient and Medieval)
University of Barcelona (UB)
Barcelona, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Art 200, 300, 400 Spanish 1 20 Spanish 200 or equivalent

A general overview of the main artistic manifestations that have taken place in the Iberian Peninsula from Prehistoric to the Islamic period.



  • The first artistic manifestations: cave/prehistoric art in the Iberian Peninsula.
  • The art of the first colonizers: Phoenician, Greeks, Carthaginians.
  • The art of the Iberian and Celts
  • Roman art in Hispania.
  • Visigothic Art
  • Asturian Art
  • Islamic Art: the Caliphate period, the period of the Taifas, the African period, Granada.
  • Mozarabic Art

Reading List

BOZAL, V.,(1978), Historia del Arte en España I, Madrid, Istmo.
BORRÁS, G.M., La Alhambra y el Generalife, Madrid, Anaya Monografías.
POSADAS, J., (1985), La Alhambra y la contribución de la civilización árabe a la historia. La influencia de los árabes en el desarrollo histórico de España, Madrid Barcelona, Ciencia Cultura y Política
DL.YARZA, J., (1979), Arte y arquitectura en España 500-1250, Madrid, Manuales Arte Cátedra.


At the end of the term, there will be a written test in which students write an essay from a choice of two titles.

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