History of Modern Art (i+p) (2017/2018)

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-ART/02-HISTORY OF MODERN ART First half of Semester 2 Enrico Dal Pozzolo
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-ART/02-HISTORY OF MODERN ART Second half of Semester 2 Enrico Dal Pozzolo

Learning outcomes

General knowledge of the main phenomena in Modern Art, a theoretical and concrete approach to the reading of the works of art.
Course Content: the course provides an overview of the major artistic developments in Italy, between the beginning of the fifteenth century (Renaissance) and the end of the eighteenth (Neoclassicism). Certainly, it is impossible a complete analysis of the many aspects included in this time frame, but some readings specimens will be proposed, with general openings connected to the taste and to the collecting and cultural contexts, also in a perspective of a methodological reflection.

Syllabus

I - Books: V. Terraroli, Arte, Skira-Bompiani, 2012: vol. 3 (Il Rinascimento dall’Umanesimo fiorentino al Manierismo europeo) pp. 1-393; vol. 4 (L’Europa moderna dal Barocco all’Impressionismo), pp. 1-219. G. Sciolla, Studiare l’arte. Appunti sul metodo storico-artistico, Utet, 2001. A. Pinelli, La storia dell’arte. Istruzioni per l’uso, Laterza, 2011. It is expressly requires the visual knowledge of all the images in the texts, which will be subject to examination.
Teaching methods: Slides during lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

I - Examination: a written test is divided into three parts. The first part (a) consists of recognition of twenty images from Terraroli and Pinelli: each image is projected for one minute and one has to indicate the author, the subject, the date (or the period, if the date is not certain) and even the location. The second part (b) consists of a question on a specific theme (i.e., one work, one artist, one artistic school, relationship between schools etc.): the time is 45 minutes. It will follow a last question (c), relating to the books of Pinelli and Sciolla: the time is 25 minutes.
In order to have a positive mark (18 or above), one has to recognize at least ten out of twenty images, and the answers to the questions (b) and (c) has to be considered sufficiently accurate.
P - Examination: a written test is divided into three parts. The first part (a) consists of recognition of twenty images from the volume Lorenzo Lotto. Il richiamo delle Marche: each image is projected to the time of a minute and one has to indicate the author, the subject, the date (or the period, if the date is not certain) and even the location. The second part (b) consists of a question on a specific theme: the time allowed is 45 minutes. It will follow a last question (c) to be answered 25 minutes.
In order to have a positive mark (18 or above), one has to recognize at least ten out of twenty images, and the answers to the questions (b) and (c) has to be considered sufficiently accurate.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
V. Terraroli Arte Skira-Bompiani 2012
Dispensa dispensa  
Dispensa dispensa  
Dal Pozzolo Dispensa  
A. Pinelli La storia dell'arte. Istruzioni per l'uso Laterza 2011
Peter Humfrey Lotto Bolis 1998
Dal Pozzolo Powerpoint  
delle lezioni PPT 2018
G.C. Sciolla Studiare l'arte. Appunti sul metodo storico-artistico Utet 2001