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HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART - ADVANCED COURSE
The subjects are characteristic features of the teaching program of this course, whose objective is to offer specific competence and background in an art history context. In particular, the course aims at an in-depth examination of a subject matter within the more general context of the history of medieval art, providing facts and ideas, and above all offering students the opportunity to learn to analyze the various, complex aspects of the art works discussed in the lessons.
This course presupposes mastery of the knowledge acquired in the introductory course of History of Medieval Art.
Painting in Siena during the first half of the Trecento
The course focuses on painting in Siena during the first half of the 14th century by considering the works of the main local artists: Duccio, Simone Martini, Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti. This theme helps, on one hand, to understand the different functions painting could fulfil in the medieval society, on the other, to analyse how a series of artistic experiences reacted, at a high level and in a varied way, to the innovations introduced by Giotto.
A detailed list of the texts necessary for the exam will be provided at the beginning of the course. In any case, the following titles are reference texts:
L. Bellosi, Il percorso di Duccio, in Duccio. Alle origini della pittura senese, catalogo della mostra a cura di A. Bagnoli, R. Bartalini, L. Bellosi, M. Laclotte (Siena, ottobre 2003 – gennaio 2004), Milano 2003, pp. 118-145 (con integrazione di alcune schede dello stesso catalogo)
R. Bartalini, E. Cioni, Le vie del gotico a Siena: orafi e scultori, in Duccio. Alle origini della pittura senese, catalogo della mostra a cura di A. Bagnoli, R. Bartalini, L. Bellosi, M. Laclotte (Siena, ottobre 2003 – gennaio 2004), Milano 2003, pp. 422-435 (con integrazione di alcune schede di opere orafe dello stesso catalogo)
Alessandro Bagnoli, La Maestà di Simone Martini, Silvana, Cinisello Balsamo (Milano) 1999
I saggi di Enrico Castelnuovo e Maria Monica Donato, in Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Il Buon Governo, a cura di E. Castelnuovo, Milano - Electa 1995
Alcuni saggi e schede in Ambrogio Lorenzetti, catalogo della mostra a cura di A. Bagnoli, R. Bartalini, M. Seidel (Siena, 22 ottobre 2017 - 21 gennaio 2018), Cinisello Balsamo (Mi) - Silvana editoriale, 2017
The program is valid only for the June 2019 examination session.
This will be an oral examination, during which images may be referred to, whose objective is to verify
- degree of independent thought while discussing the subjects dealt with in the textbooks
- capacity to expound clearly and use correct and specific terminology
- capacity to recognize works of art, styles and iconographies
- degree of analytic and systematic reasoning
The teaching program consists of two distinct modules for a total of 12 university credits: introductory and advanced. Students may take both module examinations in a single session or in two separate sessions. The introductory exam must always precede the advanced module exam.