History of Italian art I

Course Information
TitleΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΙΤΑΛΙΚΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ Ι / History of Italian art I
Title in ItalianStoria dell’arte Italiana I
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006620

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 64
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureMandatory Elective Courses636

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The subject of the course is the historical course of art in the Italian region from its beginnings to the 12th century AD. It has as its starting point the three periods of ancient Greek art: the Archaic, the Classical and the Hellenistic, which lays the foundations for its later artistic course in sculpture, painting and architecture. The artistic elements of the Etruscan art that will survive in the artistic production of the Roman period are examined, as well as the expressions and manifestations of Roman art during the historical periods of its reign, democracy and empire respectively and the early Christian art as a symbolical expression and a reflection of the spirituality of the new religion.The presence of Byzantine art in Italy through the centuries (e.g. Ravenna, Sicily), Romanesque and Gothic art on the Italian peninsula as an expression of cultural, religious and economic life in the Middle Ages and the representational situation during the pre-Renaissance period and before Giotto's innovations will also be examined.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work150.6
Reading Assigment582.3
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.6
Student Assessment
Oral examination and short dissertation
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Giulio Carlo Argan, Storia dell’arte italiana, Sansoni, Firenze 2000, vol. I - II Piero Adorno, L’arte Italiana, G. D’Anna, Messina-Firenze 1998 Erwin Panofsky, Il significato delle arti visive, Einaudi, Torino 2010 Erwin Panofsky, Studi di iconologia, Einaudi, Torino 2009 Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, Roma. L’arte romana nel centro del potere, Rizzoli Bur Arte, Milano 1988 Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, Roma. La fine dell’arte antica, Rizzoli Bur Arte, Milano 1988 Andre' Grabar, L’arte Paleocristiana, Rizzoli Bur Arte, Milano 1988 Andre' Grabar, L’età d’oro di Giustiniano, Rizzoli Bur Arte, Milano 1988
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