Insegnamento codice 104307
Medieval Art History I
Medieval art in Italy and in West Europe: from the premises of Medieval art to the affirmation of Gothic style.
CREDITI FORMATIVI UNIVERSITARI (CFU) 9
DURATION IN HOURS: 54 lectures
WAY OF ASSESSMENT: oral
The course aims to introduce students to the general knowledge of major issues and problems in art history from the ninth century to the fourteenth century; special attention will be given to the events of monumental sculpture and painting, the decoration of illuminated manuscripts and liturgical furnishings. Within this path the following issues will be treated, with some insights: Carolingian art; Art in Europe around the year 1000; The birth of Romanesque art; Romanesque art in Italy; The birth of the Gothic art in
the Île de France; Dissemination and interpretation of Gothic art in Italy; Art at the court of Frederick II of Swabia; Nicola and Giovanni Pisano; Arnolfo di Cambio; Centrality of Assisi; From Cimabue to Giotto; Giotto and Italian painting in the first half of the fourteenth century; Sienese painting and its expansion in Europe .
REFERENCES: LIANA CASTELFRANCHI VEGAS, L'arte medioevale in Italia e nell'Occidente europeo, Jaca Book, Milano 1993; L. BELLOSI, Giotto, Scala Istituto Fotografico Editoriale, Firenze 1981 (and subsequent reprints); A. BAGNOLI, La Maestà di Simone Martini, Arti Grafiche Amilcare Pizzi, Cinisello Balsamo (Milano) 1999; M. TOMASI, L'arte del Trecento in Europa, Giulio Einaudi editore, Milano 2012 [only for working students ].
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO COMBINE THE STUDY OF THE HANDBOOK WITH THE CONSULTATION OF IMAGES FOUND IN OTHER TEXTS.
Attendance is strongly recommended. It is strongly recommended to combine the study of the hanbook with the consultation of images found in other texts available in the library.Working students are asked to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course in the receipt timetable.
The handbook will be the base of the exam - for wich it is required a good general knowledge of the indicated period. However, it must be integrated with other texts recommended for basic preparation. The final
exam will consist of an interview on the topics of the course, starting from some images.