History of artistic literature and art criticism (i) (2017/2018)

Course code
4S001316
Name of lecturer
Valerio Terraroli
Coordinator
Valerio Terraroli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-ART/04 - MUSEOLOGY, ART AND RESTORATION CRITICISM
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
First half of Semester 2 dal Feb 26, 2018 al Apr 21, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

PREREQUISITES:
To profitably follow the course and sit the examination the students should possess adequate art history and historical knowledge.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS:

The students should be able to aquire the elements to read and critically explain a historical/artistic testimonies and literary testimonies in an artistic/historical setting. The student should be able to examine analysis and comparisons on facts, expressing general lines of reasoning and deductions on the main subjects; consequently, the students should develop a smart use of the sources.
At the end of the course the student should know the main textual sources related to the artistic production of the early Christian at the end of the Eighteenth century; to apply a correct analysis method to historic and artistic sources; to contextualize the sources historically and culturally.
The course should give the tools for a correct exposition of a historic and artistic problem of critic, historic and subject analysis of a literary text.
The course should give the tools for an own judgement autonomy and communicative ability. The student should be able to use the specific glossary of the discipline.
The course would give tools to develop the judgement autonomy of the students.
The student should acquire the knowledge of different lines of development of art history and historic, critic and subject analysis of a literary text.

Syllabus

History of Literature profiles and origin of Art Criticism

The classic tradition: Senocrate of Sicione, Policleto, Erodoto, Pausania, Plinio, Vitruvio, Cassiodoro
The periegetica literature: Erodoto
The medieval culture: classic tradition, Teofilo
The tradition of Giottesque workshop: the Art Book of Cennini
Villani and the Commentari of Lorenzo Ghiberti
The “system” of Leon Battista Alberti
The architectural essays in the Fifteenth century (Filarete, Martini)
Piero della Francesca
Leonardo
Dürer
From humanistic biography to the Vite of Vasari
The work of Giorgio Vasari and the comparison between two editions of the Vite
Analysis of some Vite
Condivi, Lomazzo, Armenini, Cellini, Borghini, Michiel and the manieristic culture
The nobles matter: local claims (Ridolfi and Boschini in Venice, Malvasia in Bologna)
Antiquaniarism and Classicism: Giovan Pietro Bellori
Renew of antique tradition: Winckelmann and Mengs
New museal tendencies and reflection in artistic storiography
The Storia pittorica of Luigi Lanzi

RECCOMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

J. Schlosser Magnino, La letteratura artistica, (I edizione Die Kunstliteratur, Wien 1924), ed. italiana, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 1977, passim (per le parti storiche e culturali introduttive degli autori trattati relativamente a: Libro II: Il primo Rinascimento. L’eredità di Leonardo; Libro III: La storiografia dell’arte prima del Vasari; Libro IV: La teoria dell’arte nella prima metà del secolo XVI; Libro V: Il Vasari; Libro VI: La letteratura artistica nel periodo del Manierismo; Libro VII: La storiografia del Barocco e del classicismo (escluso il capitolo II La storiografia dell’arte nel resto d’Europa. La storiografia del classicismo italiano); Libro VIII: La letteratura locale italiana (solo il capitolo I La storiografia artistica locale in Italia); Libro IX: La teoria artistica dei secoli XVII e XVIII - N.B.: si intendono escluse le note relative agli approfondimenti bibliografici).
D. Levi, Il discorso sull’arte, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2010
La storia delle storie dell’arte, a cura di O. Rossi Pinelli, Torino, Einaudi, 2014, pp. 1-179
At the end of the course a critic anthology will be given to the students. The texts used during the lectures and the seminary will be part of the exam.
Further bibliographical information will be given during the lecturs.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam purposes should verify the learning and critic reprocessing capacities of the treated topics, texts and bibliography.
The modalities will be oral through a conversation on the above subjects. The exam will be oral with a conversation between student and professor related to the topics of the course, the bibliography and critic texts and works treated during the lessons.
The evaluation will be on 30/30.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018