HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART

HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART

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Code
65084
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA

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

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

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

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

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

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ART/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of History of Medieval Art aims to offer a synthetic but complete picture of the artistic production in the Italian, European and Mediterranean area between the beginning of the IV and the end of the XIV century (around 313-1401), that is from the age of Constantine up to the international Gothic and the origins of the Florentine Renaissance included.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The courseof History of Medieval Art aims to provide students with a historical panorama of the arts of Western and Byzantine Europe between the early Christian age and the beginning of the fourteenth century

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course of History of Medieval Art aims to offer a picture of the artistic production in Western and Byzantine Europe between the beginning of the IV and the end of the XIV century (around 313-1400), that is from the age of Constantine up to the international Gothic, with extensive references to the production of other civilizations, such as the Islamic one, which from the 7th century AD they appeared on the Mediterranean scene.

Main objectives of the course are:

to introduce students to the characters, the typical and specific functions of artistic production over the centuries that are defined as "Middle Ages";

to make them understand the role - specific, irreplaceable and in every particular epoch - that this production has played, also as an instrument of communication and symbolic domination, in the single periods and geographical areas indicated above, as well as its relationship with the other aspects of dialectics political, social, cultural, mentality and religious beliefs and practices.

In addition to this knowledge, the course also aims to promote individual methodological skills in students: analyzing and discussing, decoding, the messages conveyed by the work of art; in reading the material characteristics, iconographic and stylistic techniques of the most varied medieval artistic artefacts.

All with the general cultural purpose of bringing each student to understand these artifacts as documents of history and cut and as communication tools of complex and multi-faceted social, political and institutional settings.

 

 

PREREQUISITES

Basic notions of Euro-Mediterranean medieval history, history of literature and philosophy are required as prerequisites within the limits set by upper secondary school programs

Teaching methods

Distance learning using the TEAMS platform

To enter the lessons channel

(named STORIA DELL'ARTE MEDIEVALE 2020/2021)
PLEASE, USE THE FOLLOWING CODE:

3ngup4f

the use of powerpoints and projections of images and films is foreseen;

For security reasons related to Covid-19, itinerant lessons in the form of a guided tour of the places and buildings of medieval Genoa connected with the topics of the Course are suspended.


All students (even non-attending students), in order to be constantly informed about lectures, laboratories, educational outings, conferences and other cultural initiatives relevant to the specific training purposes of the Course, MUST enroll in aul@web

Enrollment in Aul@Web is particularly useful in case of emergencies or unforeseen events (postponement of student-receptions or initiatives due to force majeure, for example)

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Program for students who use teaching for 6 credits

Early Christian art: monuments and artistic artefacts. Rome, Milan. Ravenna
Lombard art: Pavia, Castelseprio, Cividale
The art of the Carolingian and Ottonian age
Italy and Europe between the 11th and 12th centuries: monasteries, pilgrimages, roads
Architecture, sculpture and city in Italy in the 12th century
Architecture of the thirteenth century between Europe and Italy
Painting of the thirteenth century in Italy
Sculpture in Italy from Frederick II to the early fourteenth century
Painting and sumptuary arts in the Italian artistic centers between the Two and Three hundred: Rome, Assisi, Florence, Siena
Avignon and the "International Gothic"

Program for students who use teaching for 9 cfu

Early Christian art: monuments and artistic artefacts. Rome, Milan. Ravenna
Lombard art: Pavia, Castelseprio, Cividale
The art of the Carolingian and Ottonian age
Italy and Europe between the 11th and 12th centuries: monasteries, pilgrimages, roads
Architecture, sculpture and city in Italy in the 12th century
Architecture of the thirteenth century between Europe and Italy
Painting of the thirteenth century in Italy
Sculpture in Italy from Frederick II to the early fourteenth century
Painting and sumptuary arts in the Italian artistic centers between the Two and Three hundred: Rome, Assisi, Florence, Siena
Avignon and the "International Gothic"
Between Italy and Europe in the early fifteenth century: sumptuary arts, painting, sculpture


Program for students who use teaching for 12 credits

Early Christian art: monuments and artistic artefacts. Rome, Milan. Ravenna
Lombard art: Pavia, Castelseprio, Cividale
The art of the Carolingian and Ottonian age
Italy and Europe between the 11th and 12th centuries: monasteries, pilgrimages, roads
Architecture, sculpture and city in Italy in the 12th century
Architecture of the thirteenth century between Europe and Italy
Painting of the thirteenth century in Italy
Sculpture in Italy from Frederick II to the early fourteenth century
Painting and sumptuary arts in the Italian artistic centers between the Two and Three hundred: Rome, Assisi, Florence, Siena
Avignon and the "International Gothic"
Between Italy and Europe in the early fifteenth century: sumptuary arts, painting, sculpture
Genoa in the 12th-13th century: urban planning, architecture, sculpture

 

Participation in the course is open to all students enrolled in the course
Laboratory (25 hours, 1 cfu) of "Sculpture and painting of the Middle Ages: reading and attribution. Methods and exercises",
edited by Dr. Aurora Corio.
Schedule, schedule, timetable and classroom will be announced in one of the first lessons

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for 6 cfu

Antonio PINELLI, Le ragioni della bellezza. 2. Dalla Tarda Antichità a Giotto, Loescher Editore, Torino, 2012 (EDIZIONE ROSSA)

this excellent textbook is not currently in reprint by the publisher; however, it can be purchased online, used or even new. If this is impossible, it can be replaced with one of the two following textbooks :

Elda CERCHIARI, Pierluigi DE VECCHI, Arte nel tempo, Milan, Bompiani, 1991 (and subsequent editions), 1st volume, pp. 240-400; 2nd volume, the whole book

Salvatore SETTIS, Tommaso MONTANARI, Arte. Una storia naturale e civile, volume 1 Dalla Preistoria alla Tarda Antichità, only pp. 366-405: volume 2 Dall'Alto Medioevo alla fine del Tredento, the whole book

 

Bibliography for 9 cfu

FOR ALL  STUDENTS:

Antonio PINELLI, Le ragioni della bellezza. 2. Dalla Tarda Antichità a Giotto, Loescher Editore, Torino, 2012 (EDIZIONE ROSSA)

this excellent textbook is not currently in reprint by the publisher; however, it can be purchased online, used or even new. If this is impossible, it can be replaced with one of the two following textbooks :

Elda CERCHIARI, Pierluigi DE VECCHI, Arte nel tempo, Milan, Bompiani, 1991 (and subsequent editions), 1st volume, pp. 240-400; 2nd volume, the whole book

Salvatore SETTIS, Tommaso MONTANARI, Arte. Una storia naturale e civile, volume 1 Dalla Preistoria alla Tarda Antichità, only pp. 366-405: volume 2 Dall'Alto Medioevo alla fine del Tredento, the whole book
ONE from the following three books:

Enrico CASTELNUOVO, Arte delle città, arte delle corti tra XII e XIV secolo, Einaudi (PBE, ns), Torino, Einaudi,  2009;
Carlo TOSCO, L' architettura medievale in Italia 600-1200, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2016;
Michele TOMASI, L'arte del Trecento in Europa, Einaudi (PBE Arte 4), Torino, Einaudi, 2012.

 

Bibliografia per gli studenti che utilizzano l'insegnamento per 12 cfu

FOR ALL STUDENTS:

Antonio PINELLI, Le ragioni della bellezza, 2, Dalla Tarda Antichità a Giotto, Torino, Loescher, 2012 (EDIZIONE ROSSA); integrato (limitatamente all'ultimo argomento del programma) da: Elena CERCHIARI, Pierluigi DE VECCHI, Arte nel tempo, Milano, Bompiani 1991 (e successive edizioni), volume I, secondo tomo.

Antonio PINELLI, Le ragioni della bellezza. 2. Dalla Tarda Antichità a Giotto, Loescher Editore, Torino, 2012 (EDIZIONE ROSSA)

this excellent textbook is not currently in reprint by the publisher; however, it can be purchased online, used or even new. If this is impossible, it can be replaced with one of the two following textbooks :

Elda CERCHIARI, Pierluigi DE VECCHI, Arte nel tempo, Milan, Bompiani, 1991 (and subsequent editions), 1st volume, pp. 240-400; 2nd volume, the whole book

Salvatore SETTIS, Tommaso MONTANARI, Arte. Una storia naturale e civile, volume 1 Dalla Preistoria alla Tarda Antichità, only pp. 366-405: volume 2 Dall'Alto Medioevo alla fine del Tredento, the whole book
ONE from the following three books:

Enrico CASTELNUOVO, Arte delle città, arte delle corti tra XII e XIV secolo, Einaudi (PBE, ns), Torino 2009;
Carlo TOSCO, L' architettura medievale in Italia 600-1200, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2016;
Michele TOMASI, L'arte del Trecento in Europa, Einaudi (PBE Arte 4), Torino, Einaudi, 2012.

 

THE FOLLOWING TWO TEXTS

1. Clario DI FABIO, voci Genova; Genova. Architettura; Genova. Scultura, in Enciclopedia dell'Arte Medievale, VI, Roma 1995, pp. 499 -523 (on line: http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/genova_%28Enciclopedia-dell%27-Arte-Medievale%29/


2. C. Di Fabio, G. Ameri, F. Girelli, Giovanni Pisano, Art e Dossier, n. 376, Firenze, Giunti, 2020

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Professor. Clario Di Fabio receives students on Monday, from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm, and on Thursday, from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, in his office (Via Balbi 4, fifth floor)

Ricevimento: The professor will be available for students under appointment, to arrange by mail: gianluca.ameri@unige.it

Exam Board

CLARIO DI FABIO (President)

FRANCESCA GIRELLI

GIANLUCA AMERI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Distance learning using the TEAMS platform

To enter the lessons channel

(named STORIA DELL'ARTE MEDIEVALE 2020/2021)
PLEASE, USE THE FOLLOWING CODE:

3ngup4f

the use of powerpoints and projections of images and films is foreseen;

For security reasons related to Covid-19, itinerant lessons in the form of a guided tour of the places and buildings of medieval Genoa connected with the topics of the Course are suspended.


All students (even non-attending students), in order to be constantly informed about lectures, laboratories, educational outings, conferences and other cultural initiatives relevant to the specific training purposes of the Course, MUST enroll in aul@web

Enrollment in Aul@Web is particularly useful in case of emergencies or unforeseen events (postponement of student-receptions or initiatives due to force majeure, for example)

 

LESSONS START

LIVE LESSON: INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

thursday 1st October 2020 in the AULA MAGNA DELL'ALBERGO DEI POVERI

from 9 to13 for students A-L

from 15 to 19 for students M-Z

 

ONLINE LESSONS :

from monday 5th october 2020 online lessons on Teams (see here, TEACHING METHODS, for the ACCESS CODE)

SCHEDULE:

MONDAYS: 16-18

TUESDAYS 16-18

THURSDAYS 9-11

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is oral.

The student is invited first to present and discuss a topic, a problem, a work of art of his choice (within the programme); the Commission will then invite him to recognise, identify and place chronologically one or more works of art (among those available on manuals and texts in adoption) and/or to treat a theme, a problem, a concept, a phenomenon, an artifact or a typology of artifacts, an artist, a field, always within the programme.

Each student will come to the exam with his/her own manuals and other textbooks, as well as images in USB flash drive)

Assessment methods

The exam is oral and includes the use of textbook images and those used in class, made available to students.
Evaluation concerns knowledge and skills.

The following will occur:

the ability to respond in compliance with and consistency with the proposed question;

the ability to discuss the contents expressing specific linguistic knowledge;

the specific knowledge of the topics covered;

the ability to analyze images; to refer them to an artist and / or an era and to argue the judgment;

the ability to broaden the analysis by correlating artistic products and historical-cultural phenomena, in the broadest sense of the term.

Based on the degree of achievement of this knowledge and skills, grades above the threshold of sufficiency will be assigned.

Regarding the attribution of the votes:

1. To achieve excellence (grades ranging from 28 to 30 with honors), the candidate must reveal excellent general knowledge, comprehension skills of expression: marked ability to analyze the proposed artifacts, with the ability to establish links also of an interdisciplinary nature; availability and aptitude for discussion and deepening, in-depth and organic vision of problems;

2. an acceptable but predominantly mnemonic knowledge, a superficial analysis and a correct but not always appropriate language will lead to a satisfactory evaluation (good marks from 25 to 27 inclusive) and votes (from 23 to 24);

3. a sometimes incomplete knowledge, a superficial understanding, an intermittent ability to analyze, discuss and place chronologically and historically the proposed artistic documents, simplistic or approximate expression modalities can be evaluated sufficient (18-22);

4. obvious and extended gaps in poor knowledge, understanding, analysis, inappropriate language, lack of reference points regarding the historical-formal location of the works and the topics presented in class will be evaluated negatively.

 

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
07/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please note: Each student will have to carry to the exam his/her own manuals and textbooks, as well as his own image-folders in USB flash drive.
 

Please note: No receptions on Tuesdays and Thursdays where the exam sessions are fixed.
 

Please note: When  - for educational, managerial or scientific commitments, or for cases of force majeure - the teacher could not make the reception, he will communicate this to students by AULAWEB and/or by a notice placed outside the door of access to the professors offices, at Balbi 4, fifth floor.