History of Medieval Art (i+p) - I MODULO PARTE (I) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S02160
Name of lecturer
Tiziana Franco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-ART/01 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIA dal Feb 27, 2017 al Apr 22, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Acquisition of basic tools for understanding the history of medieval art and introduction to the main themes of the discipline.

Syllabus

ASPECTS AND PROBLEMS OF 4TH-15TH CENTURY MEDIEVAL ART
The objective of this course is to offer an introduction to the study of medieval art. Given the extent of the Middles Ages, as well as the diversity and number of works and related problems therein, the course can only delineate the guidlines and examine certain representative subjects.

TEACHING METHOD
The course will consist of face-to-face lessons and at least two field trips to major medieval monuments in the Verona region; should there be a large number of students, the trips will be made in turns.
The e-learning platform will include the powerpoints presented during the lessons in order to provide a large body of images and an outline useful in studying the textbook, both for students who attend the lessons and those who do not.
For the entire academic year the lecturer or professor will receive individual students at the hours specified on the university web pages, without need to make an appointment. Any possible changes in, or suspension of the above timetable will be promptly announced on the university website.

The course program is the same for students who attend the lessons and those who do not, but it is advisable that the latter contact the professor before taking the examination.

COURSE TEXTBOOKS:
The preparation for the introductory course examination entails studying the textbook and other complementary texts.

• As for the textbook, students must study the chapters ranging from the Early Christian period up to, and including, the International Gothic period.

One of the following textbooks is also required reading:
- L’arte e la storia dell’arte a cura di R. Scrinieri 1a (Il mondo antico) -1b (Il Medioevo), Milano (Minerva Italica) 2002 (vol. 1a, cap. 18-19, pp. 250-305; 1b, tutto) oppure P.L. DE VECCHI - E. CERCHIARI, I tempi dell'arte. Dalla preistoria al Medioevo, Milano (Bompiani) 2000, volume I (da parte II, cap. 4, p. 158 fino alla fine).
- In alternativa ai manuali sopra elencati potranno eventualmente essere scelti anche i due seguenti: P.L. DE VECCHI - E. CERCHIARI, Arte nel tempo, Milano (Bompiani) 1991 (da vol. I, tomo secondo (Il Medioevo), parte III, cap. I fino alla fine; inoltre vol. II, tomo I, cap. I, pp. 2-45) oppure E. BAIRATI-A. FINOCCHI, Arte in Italia, Torino (Loescher) 1988 (vol. I, da parte II, cap. XIII fino alla fine; inoltre vol.II, cap. I, pp. 1-42).

Dato che il capitolo dedicato alla cultura tardogotica è quasi sempre quello d’inizio di un volume successivo e distinto rispetto a quelli richiesti si accetta lo studio di questa parte su qualsiasi manuale a disposizione dello studente.

- Fulvio ZULIANI, La percezione del Medioevo, in L’arte medievale nel contesto (300 – 1300). Funzioni, iconografia e tecniche, a cura di Paolo Piva, Milano 2006, pp. 15-20 (deposito in pdf sul sito e.learning)

- Luciano BELLOSI, Giotto, Firenze (Scala) 2000

- Un saggio a scelta tra i seguenti (depositati in copia presso la copisteria La Rapida):
1. F. GANDOLFO, Cosa è giunto fino a noi. Distruzioni e perdite, in Arti e storia nel Medioevo, IV. Il Medioevo al passato e al presente, a cura di E. Castelnuovo e G. Sergi, Torino (Einaudi) 2004, pp. 33 – 76
2. B. BREANK, Originalità e innovazione nell’arte medievale, in Arti e storia nel Medioevo, I. Tempi, spazi, Istituzioni, a cura di E. Castelnuovo e G. Sergi, Torino (Einaudi) 2002, pp. 3-69
3. W. SAUERLÄNDER, Tempi vuoti e tempi pieni, in Arti e storia nel Medioevo, I. Tempi, spazi, Istituzioni,a cura di E. Castelnuovo e G. Sergi, Torino (Einaudi) 2002, pp. 121-170.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pierluigi De Vecchi, Edda Cerchiari Arte nel tempo Bompiani 1995
Bellosi, Luciano Giotto Scala 2000

Assessment methods and criteria

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

The examination is oral and may include the use of images. For both those who attend the lessons and those who do not, the exam will be based on the entire course program and the above-mentioned texts.

The oral examination aims at verifying the following:
- depth and range of the acquired knowledge
- correct use of language
- ability to connect areas of knowledge in a systematic fashion
- competence in analytic and systematic reasoning.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017