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CODE 65088
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • LA SPEZIA
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

I. CALVINO, Guardare. Disegno, fotografia, arte, pesaggio, visioni e collezioni, a cura di M. BELPOLITI, Mondadori, Milano 2023. 

L. LECCI, Qualche nota su Calvino e l'arte figurativa, in  "La Riviera Ligure". Quadrimestrale della Fondazione Mario Novaro, a. XXIII, sett-dic. 2012 (available on https://www.academia.edu/9538396/Qualche_nota_su_Calvino_e_larte_figurativa).

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

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LEO LECCI (President)

FRANCESCO MIROGLIO

PAOLA VALENTI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 September 25, 2023

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral exam.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination, written and oral, is designed to ascertain knowledge of the main movements and artists from neoclassicism to the present day with critical insights into twentieth-century art.
The written exam covers the first part of the course (6 cfu) and includes open-ended questions on the program topics. 

Students may take the exam at two different times as long as they take it in the same academic year, always preceding the written part related to the first module. However, the grade will be unique and recorded at the conclusion of the two tests.

The exam is passed with a passing grade if the student shows a basic knowledge of the syllabus provided in the parts of the course he or she has taken. A higher grade will be achieved by showing ability to critically eleborate the bibliographic material indicated. The threshold of excellence is reached by showing ability for independent critical judgment.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
21/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
23/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
06/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
18/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
02/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
16/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Meetings with specialists in contemporary art and visits to exhibitions and museums are planned.

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