HISTORY OF MODERN ART
cod. 13085

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - First semester
Professor
- Simone FERRARI
Academic discipline
Storia dell'arte moderna (L-ART/02)
Field
Discipline relative ai beni storico-archeologici e artistici, archivistici e librari, demoetnoantropologici e ambientali
Type of training activity
Characterising
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

Connoisseurship (an early treaning).
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 intervenes, as a result, not of works known and 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, it discusses critical texts, it refines 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.
Formation of a critical eye trained to distinguish artists and styles

Prerequisites

None. The course provides critical tools and in-depth visual program-related

Course unit content

History of Modern Art (1400-1799)

The course of History of Modern Art develops the following topics:
History of the Renaissance, from the competition of 1401 to Botticelli
Light painting: Piero della Francesca
Italy and Flanders compared: Van Eyck to Antonello da Messina
The Birth of the modern manner, by Leonardo and Michelangelo
Regional Schools of the Renaissance: the polarization Florence / Venice
The art of the Court: from Urbino to Mantua to Ferrara
The disjunction between the late Gothic and modernity
The European Renaissance: Albrecht Dürer.
Distinctive characteristics of Renaissance architecture: differences between schools and styles
The birth of modern Classicism: Rome in the early '500.
The different souls of Mannerism: experimentalism and style clementine
Faces of the '600 Naturalism, Classicism, Baroque
Protagonists of the '700 European: from Tiepolo to Juvarra


The Monographic Course will develop the following Topic: Leonardo da Vinci, from the early treaning in Florence to the success in France.

Full programme

Paper. Recognition of images (paintings, sculptures, architecture)
The exam preparation is constantly checked during lessons through intermediate degrees of difficulty, exercises critical texts, defining styles and schools of painting.
The types of questions and assessment criteria are regularly shown, so that the examination the student is immediately able to understand the outcome of their written test. images and proposals will in fact be at least 5 must be explained in detail, according to those criteria stated and explained in class (author, style, school, history, influences, style, keywords style).

Students not attending the lessons must complete the programme with the essay by S. Ferrari, Duerer e Leonardo, Il Paragone delle Arti a Nord e a Sud delle Alpi, Genova 2020

Bibliography

I Luoghi dell'arte (edited by Bora, Negri, Fiaccadori, Nova), B. Mondadori, Milano
In addition to the Handbook, during the lessons will be constantly provided additional bibliographic tools to better integrate the program and encourage proper preparation.

Teaching methods

Lessons with slides (in order to compare and to distinguish different styles); guided tours in several cities.
Through lectures, exercises and guided visits to churches,
exhibitions and monuments, the above objectives are achieved and students have continuous opportunities for verification and implementation of their knowledge.

In this period of emergency, the course is offered by Streaming on the Microsoft Teams' Platform

Assessment methods and criteria

Paper. Recognition of images (paintings, sculptures, architecture)
The exam preparation is constantly checked during lessons through intermediate degrees of difficulty, exercises
critical texts, defining styles and schools of painting.
The types of questions and assessment criteria are regularly shown, so that the examination the student is immediately able to understand the outcome of their written test. 9 images and proposals will in fact be at least 5 must be explained in detail, according to those criteria stated and explained in class (author, style, school, history, influences, style, keywords style).
In Italian Universities grades are given on the basis of 30 points (30/30). When the student's performance is considered outstanding, a laude can be added. The minimum passing grade is 18/30. Grades below 18 are a fail and are not registered.
A fail is determined by: 1. a lack of understanding of the basic content of the course; 2. the inability to express oneself adequately; 3. by a lack of autonomous preparation; 4. the inability to solve problems related to information retrieval and its decoding; 5. the inability in making judgements independently.
The minimum passing grade (18-23/30) is ascribed when the student's performance is acceptable, according to the 5 evaluation indicators expressed above. Middle-range scores (24-27/30) are assigned to students who show more than a sufficient level (24-25/30) or a good level (26-27/30) according to the 5 evaluation indicators expressed above. High scores (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are assigned to students who show a very good or an excellent level according to the 5 evaluation indicators expressed above.

Other information

Study Materials (PDF, Images, differences between styles and schools) can be found
on the Elly Platform, well in advance.