METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN ART HISTORY

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Code
65061
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8467 Art History and artistic heritage management (LM-89) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ART/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Art History and artistic heritage management)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course provides knowledge for a reflection on the historical-artistic discipline through the analysis of the various critical orientations and personalities that have animated the debate from the Sixteenth century to today.

In particular, special attention will be paid to the role of the artist also as a writer on the arts and author of treatises on the techniques used in the various workshop activities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The modules aim to analyse specific aspects of historical-artistic research methodology as well as some aspects of museology.

(DETAILED) TEACHING OBJECTIVES

The course aims to give students a summary of art history from the Renaissance as well as to illustrate and discuss the tools that art historians use such as sources and modern technologies.

Particular attention will be paid to the methods of teaching.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and participation in the planned training activities (frontal lessons) will allow the student to acquire the general knowledge necessary to face studies in the field of art history, the history of art criticism and the history of artistic literature.
Specifically, the student will be able to:
• know the features of the history of art history, starting from the Renaissance;
• recognize and critically evaluate the tools available to the art historian, from sources to modern technologies.
A specific space will be dedicated to teaching the discipline.

PREREQUISITES

To understand the contents of the course effectively, a good knowledge of the history of art of the Middle Ages and the Modern Age is required

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be held remotely (videoconference on Teams platform; the access code is 2gistb8).
Supplementary materials will be available on AulaWeb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the first part of the course the tools of historical-artistic research will be analysed: sources, archive documentation, figurative documentation, historiography, data from technical-scientific analysis and restoration. Subsequently, the history of artistic historiography from Giorgio Vasari to the 20th century will be sketched and possible paths of historical-artistic research will be discussed with particular attention to issues concerning periodisation, definition of styles, identification of executive techniques, examination of processes of production and circulation of artefacts and collecting. The course will conclude with a module (reserved for students that are taking the course for 9 cfu) dedicated to methodologies to study ancient drawing.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A. Cerasuolo, Diligenza e prestezza: la tecnica nella pittura e nella letteratura artistica del Cinquecento, Firenze, Edifir, 2014;
G.C. Sciolla, La critica d’arte del Novecento, Torino, Utet,1995;
La storia delle storie dell’arte, a cura di O. Rossi Pinelli, Torino, Piccola Biblioteca Einaudi, 2014;
M. Cardinali, Dalla Diagnostica Artistica alla Technical Art History. Nascita di una metodologia della storia dell'arte (1874-1938), Firenze, Nardini, 2020.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Professor Galassi will receive by appointment (agreed by email) using Microsoft Teams.

Office hours: The teacher will receive at DIRAAS, Address: via Balbi 4, III floor. The reception hours will be communicated as soon as the lesson times will be confirmed.

Exam Board

ELIANA CARRARA (President)

MARIA CLELIA GALASSI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be held remotely (videoconference on Teams platform; the access code is 2gistb8).
Supplementary materials will be available on AulaWeb.

LESSONS START

Tuesday, October 6th

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment will be by means of an oral exam which will test students’ knowledge and comprehension of the bibliography; the capacity to create connections between the topics tackled; critical ability and personal reflection