History of Modern Art (i+p) - II MODULO PARTE (P) (2015/2016)

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Enrico Dal Pozzolo
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Semestrino IIB dal Apr 18, 2016 al Jun 4, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

through the analysis of the works of El Greco, the course aims to highlight the complexity of the reconstruction of the stages of formation of one of the most singular European painter in Modern Art.


Course Content: The Lost youth of El Greco.

Bibliography: Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo, La giovinezza perduta di El Greco: breve storia di una ricerca labirintica, 2015, edizioni QuiEdit (Via San Francesco 5, Verona). El Greco. Identità e trasformazione. Creta. Italia. Spagna. Catalogue of the exhibition (Madrid-Roma-Atene, 1999-2000), edited by J. Alvarez Lopera, Milano, Skira, 1999, pp. 23-51, 83-90, 95-112, 179-198: J. Alvarez Lopera, La costuzione di un pittore. Un secolo di ricerche e interpretazioni su El Greco; M. Constantoudaki-Kitromilides, La pittura a Creta nei secoli XV e XVI. Il lungo cammino verso Domenikos Theotocopoulos e la sua produzione giovanile; L. Puppi, El Greco in Italia e l’arte italiana; F Marias, Il pensiero artistico del Greco: dagli occhi dell’anima agli occhi della ragione. At the copy shop Centro Copie in Via San Francesco 16 is available a selection materials taken from the book. (III) The images of the works are posted on E-Learning.

Teaching methods: Slides during lectures and possibly museum visits. Material posted on e-learning.

Assessment methods and criteria

A written test is divided into three parts. The first part consists of recognition of twenty images (a) from the images of the works are posted on E-Learning: each image is projected to the time of a minute and one has to indicate the author, the theme depicted, the date (or the period, if the date is not certain) the execution and even the location. The second part (b) consists of a question on a specific theme (i.e., work, artist,artistic school, phenomenon etc.) The time allowed is one hour. Eventually, it will follow a question (c) relating to the books to be answered in half an hour.
In order to havea positive mark (18 or above), one has to recognize at least ten out of twenty images, and the answers to the questions (b) and (c) has to be considered sufficiently accurate.