Connoisseurship (an early treaning).
Formation of a critical eye trained to distinguish artists and styles
The course aims to create a new generation of connoisseurs. Milestones are achieved through the following objectives: understanding of the artistic language, interpersonal skills and communicative expertise of styles; autonomy of aesthetic judgment. Progress is constantly monitored during the lessons, in the following ways: the teacher explains the artistic schools and styles, the student is invited to attend and to partecipate: he tries to get closer to the style of the proposed project, the other students take part in supplement, correct, add useful knowledge for the class; at a later stage, they discusse critical texts, in order to refine the understanding and maturity occurs at the critical autonomy of individual students. At the end of the path, we propose a test exam indicative, in advance, to check the preparedness of each.
The course aims to provide students, according to the Dublin Descriptors for the Bachelor's degree (First cycle - European Qualification Framework Level 6), with adequate knowledge and understanding of the History of Modern Art (i.e. its meaning, its social role, its essential functions: conservative, scientific, didactic) through the history of collecting (1° Descriptor - Knowledge and understanding).
At the end of the course, the student must be able to:
* demonstrate, by applying knowledge and understanding, to be professionally able to solve through the creation of arguments, different kinds of issues relating to the History of Modern Art (2° Descriptor - Applying knowledge and understanding);
* have the ability to independently collect and understand the sources for history of modern art, in Italy and abroad, including the consideration on connected social, scientific or ethic issues (3° Descriptor - Making judgements);
* communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions in the field of history of modern art and on cultural and artistic heritage valorization and conservation strategies to both specialist and non-specialist audiences (4° Descriptor - Communication skills);
* improve the learning skills that are necessary to continue undertaking further study with a high degree of autonomy in the field of cultural and, more specific, artistic heritage (5° Descriptor - Learning skills).
The threshold learning minimum outcomes are the student's ability to recognize different kinds of pictorial styles, in Italy and abroad, by applying the knowledge of their origins and characters with attention to different historical and cultural contexts.