90625 - Baroque Art in Europe (1) (LM)

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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 of European baroque art from the 17th to the 18th 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 course will analyze painting and sculpture in comparison in Venice of the Baroque age.


The program for non-attending students does not require any integration as the lack of attendance requires a greater commitment in individual work.

Stefania Mason, La pittura del Seicento a Venezia, in Antonio Carneo nella pittura veneziana del Seicento, catalogo della mostra (Portogruaro 1995), a cura di Caterina Furlan, Milano, Electa, pp. 13-30.

Linda Borean, Être peintre dans la Venise du Seicento, in Rencontres à Venise. Étrangers et Vénitiens dans l’art du XVII siècle, catalogo della mostra (Ajaccio 2018), a cura di Linda Borean e Stefania Mason, Milano, Silvana Editoriale, 2018, pp. 35-47.

Andrea Bacchi, Introduzione in La scultura a Venezia da Sansovino a Canova, a cura di Andrea Bacchi, Milano, Longanesi, 2000, pp. 9-23.

Andrea Bacchi, “Le cose più belle e principali nelle chiese di Venezia sono opere sue”: Giusto Le Court a Santa Maria della Salute (e altrove) in ‘Nuovi Studi’, 12, 2006, pp. 145-158.

Simone Guerriero, Il collezionismo di sculture moderne, in Il collezionismo d’arte a Venezia. Il Seicento, a cura di Linda Borean e Stefania Mason, Venezia, Marsilio, 2007, pp. 42-61

Francis Haskell, Venezia, in Mecenati e pittori. L’arte e la società italiana nell’età barocca (1963), Torino, Allemandi, 2000, pp. 249-382

Adriano Mariuz, Giambattista Tiepolo, in Splendori del Settecento veneziano, catalogo della mostra (Venezia 1995) a cura di Giovanna Nepi Scirè, Giandomenico Romanelli, Milano, Electa, pp. 217-257

Giuseppe Pavanello, Il Settecento. La scultura, in Storia di Venezia. Temi. L’arte, II, Rom, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana, 1995, pp. 443-484

Each student must also prepare a monographic research on an artist active in Venice in the seventeenth or eighteenth century to be agreed with the teacher or, alternatively, read one of the following texts:

Anna Pallucchini, Introduzione, in Marco Boschini, La carta del navegar pittoresco, Venezia-Roma, Istituto per la collaborazione culturale, 1966, pp. IX-LXXXI.

Il collezionismo d’arte a Venezia. Il Settecento, a cura di Linda Borean e Stefania Mason, Venezia, Marsilio, 2009

Massimo Favilla, Ruggero Rugolo, Venezia barocca: splendori e illusioni di un mondo in "decadenza", Schio, Luca Sassi Editore, 2009

Massimo Favilla, Ruggero Rugolo, Venezia ‘700: arte e società nell’ultimo secolo della Serenissima Schio, Luca Sassi Editore, 2011

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