90610 - Sculpture in Modern Age (1) (LM)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will possess historical and artistic knowledge of themes, exponents and historical events in European sculpture from the 16th to the 19th Century. In particular students will master the tools and skills to read the artworks from a formal, stylistic, iconographic, and technical point of view, and will be able to understand the relationship between the historical, social, religious and cultural context in which it was produced.

Course contents

The Exam Modern Art B is composed of two courses: Sculpture in the Early Modern Period (prof. Bacchi) and Comparative History of European Arts in the Modern Age (prof. Graziani). Modern Art B is an integrated exam of 12 CFU (6 CFU+6 CFU) and the verification and evaluation of the preparation follow the procedures laid down for an integrated exam, i.e. they must be taken in the same session and the students must therefore register simultaneously for both exams.

The course Sculpture in the Early Modern Period will analyze the main moments in the history of sculpture in Italy starting from Michelangelo and up to Bernini

Readings/Bibliography

Both students who will attend classes and students who will not attend classes can choose one of the following two readings

Joachim Poeschke, Michelangelo and his world, Abrams, New York 1996

John Pope-Hennessy, La scultura italiana. Il Cinquecento e il Barocco, 2 tomi, Feltrinelli, Milano 1966 (primo tomo, pp. 1-108, secondo tomo, pp. 302-435)

Both students who will attend classes and students who will not attend classescan choose one of the two goups of three readings listed below:

Group 1

R. Wittkower, Arte e architettura in Italia. 1600-1750 (1958), Einaudi, Torino 1993 (only the chapters about sculpture)

Bruce Boucher, Italian Baroque Sculpture, Thames and Hudson, London 1998

Jennifer Montagu, La scultura barocca romana. Un industria dell’arte, Allemandi, Torino 1991, pp. 1-150, 198-212.

Group 2

Antonia Nava Cellini, La scultura del Seicento, UTET, Torino 1982

Antonia Nava Cellini, La scultura del Settecento, UTET, Torino 1982

Jennifer Montagu, La scultura barocca romana. Un industria dell’arte, Allemandi, Torino 1991, pp. 1-150, 198-212.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures with the help of image projection.

Due to the restrictions imposed by the current health emergency, this teaching activity will be carried out in the following manner:

Traditional method: the teacher will always be present personally in the indicated classroom during this teaching activity. The students will alternate their presence, according to a schedule of shifts being defined (more detailed information regarding the shifts and about the modalities to get access to the classroom lessons will be provided soon). It will always be possible to connect remotely and to follow live lessons via the online platform TEAMS.

Assessment methods

The final exam will be held in the form of an interview. It will focus on the texts indicated in the bibliography and will develop from the analysis of some images, subject of the course, to evaluate the acquisition of the fundamentals related to the topics discussed and the critical and methodological skills developed by the student. Particular attention should therefore be paid to teaching materials downloadable on AMS Campus integrating the bibliography.

Teaching tools

Frontal lectures with the help of image projection.

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Bacchi