Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0235 (AF:392244 AR:208584)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of HISTORY OF MODERN ART
Surnames A-L
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
4th Term
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The course, considered as a core educational activity, aims to give the basic knowledge of Italian Art History from c. 1600 to 1820. The course aims also to provide methodological tools that allow the student to elaborate an analysis of a work of art. Major works of art will be described and discussed with emphasis on historical periodization and geographic context. Majors artists will find a specific treatment. The course will provide tools for using techincal vocabulary and basic methodology in art history.
- knowledge and understanding: knowledge of terminology; knowledge of main artists' poetic and works of art, groups and movements in the field of visual arts from c. 1600 to 1770;
- ability to apply knowledge and understanding: knowledge of how to use a specific terminology and ability to recognize main artists and works of art based on lessons and texts given by the teacher; understanding the artist's poetic;
- ability to understand: capability in analyzing a work of art or the poetry of an artist or a group / movement among the studied ones, referring them to a correct temporal and cultural collocation; to be able to argue with property of language and correct formal analysis;
- communication skills: knowing how to use an appropriate and specific terminology, introduced and explained at lesson or on recommended texts and books; apply a good Italian syntax and grammar; being able to behave in a respectful and profitable way with professors and peers;
- learning skills: being able to recognize the fundamental protagonists of the arts from c. 1600 to 1770; being able to understand how to connect a work of art or an author to cultural and artistic movements / groups or to a specific cultural moment, making little comparisons between different themes and poetics.
No prerequisite is required
Through a selective examination of the main monuments, the most important works and artists, the course aims to introduce the key themes of Italian Art from c. 1600 to 1770 and provide tools for the recognition of the artworks and their periodization, basic information on iconography and iconology as well as historiography and art critics.
Lecture notes.

F. Poli - F. Filippi - F. Cappelletti, La bellezza resta. Arte, architettura, patrimonio. 4. Dal Barocco all'Impressionismo, Milano, Pearson-Edizioni Scolastiche Bruno Mondadori, 2022.

About final examination:

The written test consists of filling out entries based on the recognition of images (the artworks introduced during the course) and of small processing. The form to fill will be modeled on the following items: Author, Title, Location, Chronology, Historical and critical notes.
Lectures with projected images.

The attendance of the course is strongly recommended.

Students not attending, shall agree a specific bibliography with the teacher
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 17/06/2022