Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0235 (AF:392232 AR:208598)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of HISTORY OF MODERN ART
Surnames M-Z
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
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The course is part of of the core educational activities of the Master's Degree in History of Arts and Conservation of Artistic Heritage. It aims to provide students with basic knowledge of the Italian Renaissance art, with an openness towards some European contexts. Particular attention will be given to the development of critical tools essential for an approach to Art History as a humanistic discipline.
- Knowledge of Art History (painting and sculpture) of the 15th and 16th centuries, with attention to contexts, chronologies and historical events. About artworks treated in the course and in the bibliography, it will be essential to recognize not only the author but also the artistic language, iconography, typology and function, with possible in-depth analysis of the commission and, more generally, the historical context. Basic notions of artistic techniques.
- Mastery of an appropriate vocabulary to express knowledge. Ability to correctly describe a work of art, framing it in its artistic and more generally historical context.
- Students must be able to formulate in an appropriate manner the knowledge acquired both in written and oral form.
- At the end of the course students must have acquired the ability to place historically the artists, works and contexts dealt with in the course and in the bibliography. The recognition of the works studied belongs to the knowledge indispensable.
Knowledge and appropriate use of the Italian language, grammar and syntax.
The course aims to provide students with the main knowledge and tools for a historical-artistic analysis of the Italian Renaissance art, with particular attention to its greatest protagonists, historical periods, contexts and iconographies. The aim of the course is also the construction of a critical approach that relaunches the idea of Art History as a humanistic discipline, strengthened by the importance of knowledge and contexts, indispensable elements for a correct understanding of any historical-artistic phenomenon.
The bibliography will be communicated at the beginning of the course.
For basic knowledge in addition to the course notes, the student may refer to S.J. Campbell and M.W. Cole, "The Art of the Renaissance in Italy. A new history", Turin, Einaudi, 2015.
The written examination consists in the recognition of three works of art of which it will be necessary to identify the author, the subject (with careful iconographic analysis), the dating and the historical-artistic context. Following are two open-ended questions to which it will be necessary to provide synthetic answers (maximum 20 lines) able to account for the knowledge acquired. The correct use of the Italian language and an appropriate vocabulary will also be evaluated.
Front lectures with Power Point presentation support and reading of primary sources.
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Last update of the programme: 24/10/2022