History of Byzantine art (m) (2019/2020)

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Fabio Coden
Fabio Coden
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Sem 1B dal Nov 11, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Analizzare le principali espressioni artistiche della civiltà bizantina a partire dalla fondazione di Costantinopoli fino alla caduta dell’Impero d’Oriente (330-1453). Portare alla comprensione degli aspetti che contraddistinguono l’arte dell’Oriente cristiano, sia della capitale sia delle regioni periferiche.


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 characters. > Didactic methods The course is based on lectures held by the teacher, in which are also planned discussions with the students on specific issues. There will be some visits to works of art related to the topics of the course. The course materials (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 enrol 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).

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.