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CODE 65088
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SAVONA
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 current times 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

Marcel Duchamp e Salvador Dalì: a partnership in the name of Surrealism 

There are no additions to the program for non -attending 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

D. Ades, W. Jeffet (ed. by), Dalí / Duchamp, exh. catalogue, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 7 October 2017 - 3 Janauary 2018, Ed. Royal Academy of Arts, London 2017
Aa. Vv., Dalí-Duchamp,  "Avant-garde Studies", n. 3, spring-summer 2018, Ed. The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg (Florida), https://thedali.org/about-the-museum/center-avant-garde/avant-garde-studies/issue-2-fall-2016-2/

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

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 September 24, 2024

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral exam.

Erasmus students not proficient in Italian may request a substitutive bibliography, and take the examination in English or French.

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are entitled specific adjustments, provided they upload the relevant certifications and documents on the University's dedicated webpage. See http://servizionline.unige.it under rubric 'Students'. The documents will be validated by the relevant office within the University (Settore servizi per l'inclusione degli studenti con disabilità e con DSA dell'Ateneo) (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).
At least 10 days before the exam, students will have to email the instructor, Cc'ing the aforementioned office, as well as the School's deputy for matters concerning students with disabilities and learning disorders (elisabetta.colagrossi@unige.it). Please specify the following in your email:

- name, surname, student number
- course name and number
- date of your exam
- adjustments required
Once the School's representative confirms your eligibility, you will liaise with your instructor to finalize the details. The final decision on what adjustments are acceptable rests with your instructor.


Please note that any request must be sent at least 10 days before your exam, to successfully complete the process in time. Please also note that the mind maps to be used on the day of your exam have to be significantly more concise than those you use when you study.

For further information, please see:
https://unige.it/sites/unige.it/files/2024-05/Linee%20guida%20per%20la%20richiesta%20di%20servizi%2C%20di%20strumenti%20compensativi%20e_o%20di%20misure%20dispensative%20e%20di%20ausili%20specifici%20Maggio%202024.pdf

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. For the last part of the course (third module, 3 cfu), a paper is required to be submitted in written form (at least one week before the date of the exam) on one of the topics covered in class or covered in the bibliography indicated.
Standards for the written paper will be provided in class and, at the end of the course, will be available on the teaching pages on aulaweb.

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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

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