History of Art Criticism I - LM [Sede TN] (2015/2016)

Course code
4S003892
Credits
12
Coordinator
Alessandra Galizzi
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PARTE I 6 L-ART/04-MUSEOLOGY, ART AND RESTORATION CRITICISM I semestre sede Trento Alessandra Galizzi
PARTE II 6 L-ART/04-MUSEOLOGY, ART AND RESTORATION CRITICISM I semestre sede Trento Giuseppe Sava

Learning outcomes

Module: PARTE I
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The course taught by prof. Galizzi Kroegel this year pertains to the discipline of MUSEUM STUDIES rather than to HISTORY OF ART CRITICISM. The course’s subject is “The History of Berlin Museums from the Renaissance to the Post-Reunification Era”. Its aim is to demonstrate how museums may function both as a means of self-representation on the side of those who founded them, and as an interpretative tool which allows us to better understand the society in which they developed. A study-trip to Berlin will take place towards the end of the course, i.e. around the middle of November: this will allow students to visit the most important institutions discussed in class.


Module: PARTE II
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The course taught by dr. Sava this year pertains to artistic literature, including unpublished sources, related to Trentino Alto Adige. The course intends to inquire the figure of Giuseppe Gerola, one of the most eminent scholars of Trentino's history of art, archaeology and history; furthermore, he directed Italian a number important Italian museums and superintendences (Bassano, Verona, Ravenna, Trento). Gerola’s scientific research and achievements, always attentive to paleography, epigraphy, numismatics, heraldry etc., exemplifies the eclectic character of history of art and art criticism in the 19th-20th centuries.

Syllabus

Module: PARTE I
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Prerequisites: Students who already have a general knowledge in the field of Museum Studies will definitely be advantaged.

Content of course prof.ssa Galizzi: The course will examine the history of Berlin museums from the XVI to the XXI century. While the first collections (XVI to XIX century) were made almost exclusively of archeological and artistic artifacts, later collections became much more heterogeneous. This phenomenon is particularly true as far as the last decades are concerned, i.e. the era following German Reunification: since the late 1990s, a number of museums and memorials in Berlin have tried to explore crucial and difficult issues such as the Holocaust, Germany's division between BDR and GDR, and the repressive regime of the GDR.

Teaching methods: Lectures (with power-point presentations and videos), plus a "Berlin onsite seminar".

A list of the topics discussed during each lecture (with related bibliography) is going to be published at the end of the course. Also those students who were not able to attend class must refer to the above mentioned list and bibliography in order to prepare themselves for the exam.


Module: PARTE II
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Prerequisites: Students who already have a general knowledge in the field of Museum Studies will definitely be advantaged.

Content of course prof. Sava: The course will be introduced by an analysis of the broad spectrum of sources concerning the artistic discourse. Furthermore, the crucial role played by Positivism in the rediscovery and study of these sources will be investigated.
Gerola’s research methodology, indifferent to idealism, relates to Kunstgeschichte because of his formative years at the universities of Berlin and Freiburg.
The discussion will concentrate on those texts by Gerola which deal with aspects of the history of art in Trentino and in Veneto which are still crucial to the understanding of the region's cultural heritage.

Teaching methods: Lectures (with power-point presentations and videos)

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: PARTE I
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Written exam


Module: PARTE II
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Written exam