Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0212 (AF:376582 AR:209762)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The course aims to offer in-depth knowledge on a theme that will allow us to address more aspects of medieval art (architecture, sculpture, pictorial decoration). The course is one of the characteristics of the "Medieval and Byzantine" path and can be chosen in combination with MEDIEVAL ICONOGRAPHY AND ICONOLOGY SP. (FM 308) or with BYZANTINE ART HISTORY SP. (FM0210). between the Related and Integrative paths of the "Medieval and Byzantine" and "Modern" paths.
Getting to know medieval works and contexts of the Veneto area, placing them within a wider perspective - even historical -. Knowing how to describe, analyze the architecture and decorations (sculptures, furnishings, paintings) reconstructing their phases, interpreting their peculiarities, cultural relationships, chronological and cultural placement. Acquire autonomy in directing research on a topic / object relevant to the topic of the course (agreed and guided by the teacher). Acquire communication skills in presenting one's research in a seminar setting. Acquire research skills in order to write a scientific text.
Having taken the examination of Medieval Art History at a three-year level.
The course aims to illustrate during the lessons and to deepen with the seminar some important episodes of the Venetian fourteenth century in the general context of the city: Palazzo Ducale (architecture and sculpture); public and private civil architecture, sculpture.

The main bibliography of general orientation will be provided at the beginning of the course and partly made available on the moodle platform; further bibliographical information will be provided to students after the choice of the topic for individual study. The materials (ppt) projected during the lessons will also be available on the moodle platform.
Students are invited to present a topic for individual study during the second period or in the final seminar. The topic exposed will be the subject of the written report to be submitted 1 week before the oral exam. The report will be discussed during the oral exam. The assessment will therefore take into account both the presentation in the classroom and the written report. The maximum evaluation will be given to works of particular originality, the subject of critical in-depth studies, exhibited with properties, presented in an edited written form, with a mature argumentative structure. A good evaluation will take into account the work carried out, the exhibition and the final draft, recognizing the elements acquired.

The course will be divided into two blocks. Not knowing at the present time the timetable and the distribution of the lessons, this organization currently proposes:
- in the first block (III period of the teaching calendar) lectures will be held by the teacher, making useful materials (literature and powerpoint) available from time to time on the MOODLE platform
- halfway through the course, a list of possible topics for individual study will be proposed, which must be exposed in the final seminar.
- visits will be organized during the first block (III period) (1 visit) and in the second (IV period) (1 visit)
- in the second block (IV period) other lectures by the teacher will be held and student seminars will be organized, hopefully to be held in 1 or 2 days.
Attendance of the course is recommended. Students who cannot attend will have to agree on the program with the teacher at the reception. Bibliographies will not be provided by e-mail without an interview.
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written and oral

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 27/07/2022