The course aims to retrace the main events of Italian and international art from the beginning of the 19th century to 1960s. The evolution of the statute of the work of art will be followed, focusing on the protagonists, languages and currents. At the same time, reflection will open on problems concerning the periodization and historicization of the contemporary.
A handbook chosen from:
1. SETTIS S., MONTANARI T. , ARTE. Una storia naturale e civile, Mondadori Education, Milano, vol. 4 Dal Barocco all'Impressionismo e vol. 5 Dal Postimpressionismo al Contemporaneo
2) BALDRIGA I. , Dentro l'Arte. Contesto Metodo Confronti, Edizione rossa, Dal neoclassicismo a oggi + Art History in CLIL Modules, Mondadori Education, Milano
KNOWLEDGE: tools of analysis and method for the study of the history of contemporary art and the relationship between the works and the historical-cultural context of production and use. SKILLS: interpreting the history of movements and different languages of contemporary art; interpreting different types of contemporary works of art; developing adequate critical terminology; relating the work of art to his historical-cultural context.
The course consists of lectures entirely given by the teacher: total 36 hours.
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Type of Assessment
The exam is oral. During the test the student will have to demonstrate: a) knowing how to frame, present and analyse poetics, movements and artists covered by the course; b) recognising the images reproduced in the texts and projected in class, being able to read and interpret contemporary works of art, using appropriate critical terminology and relating the work to the historical-artistic context; c) discussing, with autonomy of judgment, the meaning of the works.
The course is divided into thematic lessons on the following topics and artistic movements: Neoclassicism - Romanticism - Realism - Impressionism - Postimpressionism - Expressionism - Cubism - Futurism - Suprematism - Constructivism - Neoplasticism - Dadaism - Surrealism - Return to order - Abstract Expressionism - Informal - Minimalism - Poor art - Conceptual art - Land Art.