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HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

CODE 65088
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 12 cfu during the 3nd year of 8453 CONSERVAZIONE DEI BENI CULTURALI (L-1) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 11440 DESIGN PRODOTTO EVENTO (LM-12) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9007 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELL'EVENTO(LM-12) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 11120 ARCHITECTURAL COMPOSITION(LM-4) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/03
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • 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.

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic knowledge of the main historical and cultural events of the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Knowledge of the most significant historical and artistic events of the 13th-18th centuries.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures with projection of images and multimedia support materials.

    Classes are held in presence. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. No remote learning is available for this course.

    Meetings with  specialists and visits to exhibitions and museums are planned.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

    History of Art from Neoclassicism to the 50s.

    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

    Fluxus is Sixty years old : origins and history of an avant-garde art movement 1962-2022

    There are no additions to the program for non -attendinf students

    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 volume:

    F. ALFANO MIGLIETTI, Per-corsi di arte conemporanea. Dall'Impresionismo a oggi, Skira, Milano 2011.

    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

    The Fluxux Constellation, exhibition catalogue (Genova, Villa Croce, february 15- jun 16 2002), edited by S. SOLIMANO, Neos edizioni , Genova 2002. 

    Fluxus 1962-2022. Sixty Years in Flux, edited by C. GUALCO, L. LECCI, F. SERRATI, De Ferrari, Genova 2022.

    There are no additions to the bibliography for non -attendant students

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LEO LECCI (President)

    FRANCESCO MIROGLIO

    PAOLA VALENTI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

     October 3, 2022

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written and oral exam.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam is both written and oral.

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