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HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

CODE 65088
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 12 credits during the 3nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9007 product and event design (LM-12) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9007 product and event design (LM-12) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 9007 product and event design (LM-12) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 9007 product and event design (LM-12) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-38) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The first part of the course retraces the main events of the history of contemporary art chronologically by analysing the main artistic movements, personalities and works of art that have characterised art from Neoclassicism to nowadays; the second part consists of an in-depth study of a particular theme of figurative culture in the 20th century; the third part consists of seminars and aims to give students specific instruments for the study of art in the second half of the 20th century. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The “History of Contemporary Art” course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the artistic events of the last two centuries from Neoclassicism to nowadays by carefully examining its historical dynamics and specific issues with particular reference to 20th century events.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with the methodological tools useful for a correct understanding of the main artistic phenomena of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through a detailed analysis of the currents, artists and works. The second module aims to provide the student with the methodological tools to understand the complexity of the cultural dynamics that characterize the artistic trends of the second half of the twentieth century up to the present day. The third module aims to provide the student with the critical skills to know and interpret a particular period in the context of the figurative culture of the nineteenth or twentieth century.

At the end of the course, the student must be ale to accurately illustrate the lines of development of 19th and 20th century art with an appropriate lexicon; he must be able to autonomously construct paths of meaning, in both thematic and problematic terms, between the various movements in the aforementioned centuries. Finally, he must be able to critically interpret the works in relation to the historical and cultural context that produced them.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures with projection of images and multimedia support materials.

Field trips and meetings with specialists in the field. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

History of Art from Neoclassicism to the Fifities.

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

History of Art from Neoclassicism to the 50s

History of Art from the 60s to nowadays

Programme for students taking the course for 12 cfu

History of Art from Neoclassicism to the 50s

History of Art from the 60s to nowadays

Origins, history and topicality of Video Art 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students taking the course for 6 cfu

A Handbook of Contemporary Art History (XIX-XX Century) chosen by the student  and the following volumes:

F. ROVATI, L'arte dell'Ottocento, Einaudi, Torino 2017;

D. RIOUT, L'arte del ventesimo secolo, Einaudi, Torino 2005.

Bibliography for students taking the course for 9 cfu

Bibliography for students taking the course for 6 cfu and in addition

F.  POLI (a cura di), Arte contemporanea. Le ricerche internazionali dalla fine degli anni '50 a oggi, Electa, Milano  2003

or

A. Del Puppo, L'arte contemporanea. Il secondo Novecento, Einaudi, Torino 2013.

Bibliography for students taking the course for 12 cfu

Bibliography for students taking the course for 9 cfu and in addition

S. BORDINI, Arte elettronica. Video, installazioni, web art, computer art, Firenze, Giunti (collana I grandi movimeti artistici) 2004.

D. QUARANTA, Video e Media digitali, in V. Terraroli (a cura di), L’arte del XX secolo. 1969-1999 Neoavanguardie, postmoderno e arte globale, Skira, Milano 2009, pp. 252-283.

S. LISCHI, La lezione della videoarte. Sguardi e percorsi, Carocci, Roma 2020.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LEO LECCI (President)

FRANCESCO MIROGLIO

PAOLA VALENTI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 September 28th, 2021 

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral exam.

In case of extension of the health emergency, the exam will take place only in oral form via teams.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam which is both written and oral aims to assess knowledge of the main movements and artists from neoclassicism to nowadays with particular critical reflection on 20th century art.

The written exam deals with the first part of the course (6 cfu) and consists of open questions on topics covered by the programme.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
14/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
14/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
25/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
25/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
08/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
08/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
10/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
14/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
14/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
28/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
28/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
13/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
13/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
13/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
13/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale