The History of Contemporary Art (p) (2006/2007)

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Name of lecturer
Roberto Pasini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
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Language of instruction
1st semester dal Oct 2, 2006 al Dec 20, 2006.

Lesson timetable

1st semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.4 from Oct 17, 2006  to Dec 20, 2006

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.


Contents of the course:
Section 1: Jackson Pollock, the American Informal and beyond. The course investigates Pollock’s work after fifty years from his death in relation to the American Informal context, analysing the developments that started from it in the second half of the XXth century.

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:
1)interest and level of preparation;
2)mastery of the subject;
3)elaborative and argumentative ability;
4)expressive quality.
Photocopies are ruled by law which limitates their use. The purchase of text-books is optional.