Introduction to the study of decorative arts (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Valerio Terraroli
Valerio Terraroli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem 1A, Sem 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to make students develop a greater familiarity in the approach and study of decorative arts and related artistic techniques.


The first part of the course will be discussed some of the main critical and theoretical contributions to the
decorative arts, with particular attention to the XIX century. Afterward, will be exhibited a general overview
of some of the main artistic techniques (metal, glass, fabrics, and ceramics). Finally, the course will focus on
the figures of Galileo Chini and his ceramic productions.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. T. Fiorio Il museo nella storia. Dallo studiolo alla raccolta pubblica Milano: Mondadori 2011 pp. 95-103
Ernst Gombrich Il senso dell’ordine Einaudi 1979 pp. 58- 108
C. Maltese Le tecniche artistiche Mursia 1973 pp. 85-132,137-168,173-198, 413-450
Maurizia Bonatti Bacchini e Filippo Bacci di Capaci (a cura di) Orizzonti d’acqua, tra pittura e arti decorative: Galileo Chini e altri protagonisti del primo Novecento Bendecchi e Vivaldi 2018 pp. 47-53

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be oral

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: online oral exam.