Upon successful completion of the course students will:
-they have enriched their knowledge on specific issues concerning art,
-they will be familiar with its terminology and theories,
-they will be able to express personal appreciation on general aesthetic issues of art,
-they can be able to critically approach the mutual influences of language and art
-they will be able to apply their scientific knowledge through research in specific artistic fields.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is an introduction to the Italian Renaissance and covers the period from the 13th to the 16th century. It concerns the pre-Renaissance period and in particular the artistic activity and innovation of Giotto and the artistic proposals of the school of Siena. It examines the stylistic and spiritual tendencies in the representational currents of the artists of the early Renaissance, mainly in Florence. It proceeds to the analysis and comparison of the works of the great artists (Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello) of the classical period. It examines its influence and the differentiation of the Venetian school of Giorgione and Tiziano, until the appearance of Mannerism.
ITALY, ART, RENAISSANCE, LEONARDO, MICHELANGELO, RAPHAEL
Additional bibliography for study
Giulio Carlo Argan, Storia dell’arte italiana, Sansoni, Firenze 2000, vol. II - III
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
Andre' Chastel, Arte e Umanesimo a Firenze, Einaudi, Torino 1964