History of Byzantine art (m) (2017/2018)

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
Second half of Semester 1 dal Nov 13, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to analyse 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.

Syllabus

>Topics
The works of art in 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 I;
- 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.
>Didactic methods
The course is based on lectures held by the teacher, in which are also planned discussions with the students on specific issue. There will be some visits to works of art related to the topics of the course.
The course material (program, lessons, important communications, etc.) will be uploaded to the university e-learning/moodle site at the end of a specific group of lessons. All the students, both attending and non-attending, will have to enroll in the university platform site to gain access to the course and to support the exam.
>Bibliography
The bibliography will be provided before the lessons begin.
Bibliographic material will be available at: 30 e lode, via Timavo 16, Verona (045-8007862; 30eoltre@gmail.com).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
C. Mango Architettura bizantina Electa 1978 cap. 7, pp. 106-138.
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).
M. Della Valle Costantinopoli e il suo impero. Arte, architettura, urbanistica nel millennio bizantino 2007 Tutto il volume: 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 capp. III, IV, pp. 49-84, 85-115.
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 Tutto il volume.
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.
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.
V. Lazarev Storia della pittura bizantina Electa 1967 capp. Prefazione, I, II: pp. 3-29 .
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

The exam will be oral, without distinction between attending and non-attending students.
The exam will focus on the topics discussed in the classroom and on the notions acquired through a specific bibliography.
The evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths.

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