History of Contemporary Art (s) (2005/2006)

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Name of lecturer
Roberto Pasini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2nd semester dal Feb 20, 2006 al May 31, 2006.

Lesson timetable

2nd semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.4  

Learning outcomes

The study of history of contemporary art investigates the hisotrical-artistic path that goes from the Eighteenth to the end of the Twentieth century., in the awareness that history of art is found by two unseparable elements: art and history. In this vision, the investigation is carried out on two different and connecting tracks: the alternation of artists, movements and situations and the relationships that connect the historical-artistic path to the rest of the culture. Through these two aspects, the investigation provides a comprehensive view of a determined period of time.


This module is divided into two sections:
1) Artv and literature in the Twentieth century. Samples
Investigation of the main artists, poets and writers that have given importance to the connection between art and literature in the passed century. To prepare the exam the student will use the notes written during classes.
2) Art in Bologna after the Informal.

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance is suggested, still the exam can be prepared on the text-books with the adequate integration (students who can’t attend must see the professor). From an iconographical point of view, the test pertains images that were discussed in class and that can be find in the books. Written test. Evaluating criteria: interest and level of preparation; mastery of the subject; elaborative and argumentative ability; expressive quality. Photocopies are ruled by law which limitates their use. The purchase of text-books is optional.