History of Byzantine art (m) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S003888
Name of lecturer
Fabio Coden
Coordinator
Fabio Coden
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-ART/01 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IB dal Nov 14, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  
Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to analyze the main artistic expressions of Byzantine civilization, from the foundation of Constantinople until the fall of the Eastern Empire (IV-XV century).
The purpose is to identify the main aspects that distinguish the Byzantine art, developed into the Bosporus capital, but also the artistic languages present in the other regions of the empire.
The course will provide particular attention to artistic events, with evident Byzantine character, in the contemporary Western world.

Syllabus

The works of artin Byzantine territories will be investigated by chronological order, in according to the evolution of language in the eastern area: the early Byzantine era, from the founding of the capital to the revival of Justinian; the golden age of Byzantine art; the age of iconoclasm; the Macedonian Renaissance and the Comnenian phase; the late Byzantine era, from the reconquest of Constantinople to the Palaeologi.
To ensure a correct approach to the phenomena of Byzantine art, it will be taken into consideration works of art executed in the main techniques, trying to identify their material, iconographic and stylistic characteristics.
There will be some visits to works of art related to the topics of the of the course.
The bibliography will be given during the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
R. Krautheimer Architettura paleocristiana e bizantina Electa 1986 cap. VIII-IX, pp. 238-264, 372-395 (Introduzione a Giustiniano; Santa Sofia e gli edifici annessi).
H.E. KUBAC Architettura Romanica (Edizione 2005) 1972
M. Della Valle Costantinopoli e il suo impero. Arte, architettura, urbanistica nel millennio bizantino 2007 pp. 13-148.
M. Kaplan Costantinopoli e l’economia urbana, Il mondo bizantino, II, L’impero bizantino (641-1204), a cura di J.-C. Cheynet 2008 pp. 265-285.
C. Barsanti Costantinopoli, in Costantino I. Enciclopedia costantiniana sulla figura e l’immagine dell’imperatore del cosiddetto editto di Milano 313-2013, 2013 pp. 471-491.
A. Laiou Costantinopoli sotto i Paleologhi, in Il mondo bizantino, III, Bisanzio e i suoi vicini (1204-1453), a cura di A. Laiou e C. Morrisson 2008 pp. 130-143.
E. Zanini Introduzione all’archeologia bizantina 1994 cap. IV.
C. Morrisson La capitale, in Il mondo bizantino, I, L’impero romano d’Oriente (330-641), a cura di C. Morrisson e T. Braccini 2007 pp. 197-206.
A. Grabar L’arte bizantina nel medioevo tra l’VIII e il XV secolo 1964
J.M. Spieser L’arte imperiale e cristiana: unità e diversità, in Il mondo bizantino, I, L’impero romano d’Oriente (330-641), a cura di C. Morrisson e T. Braccini 2007 pp. 297-322.
J.M. Spieser L’arte, in Il mondo bizantino, II, L’impero bizantino (641-1204), a cura di J.-C. Cheynet 2008 pp. 397-425.
T. Velmans L’arte monumentale bizantina 2006 capp. I-IV (l’apparato delle figure dovrà essere recuperato a cura di ciascuno studente).
I. Jevtic, J.M. Spieser Monumenti e oggetti: l’arte nell’area cultura bizantina, in Il mondo bizantino, III, Bisanzio e i suoi vicini (1204-1453), a cura di A. Laiou e C. Morrisson 2008 pp. 232-255.
Aavv s.v. Bizantina, Arte, in Enciclopedia dell’Arte Medievale, III, 1992 pp. 517-536.
Aavv s.v. Costantinopoli, in Enciclopedia dell’Arte Medievale, V 1994 pp. 381-436.
R. Cormack The arts during the age of iconoclasm, in Iconoclasm, a cura di A. Bryer e J. Herrin 1977 pp. 35-44.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017