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The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.
The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..
Definition of lesson periods
Sep 21, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Nov 9, 2020
Jan 9, 2021
Feb 15, 2021
Apr 1, 2021
Apr 14, 2021
May 29, 2021
sessione d'esame invernale CuCi
Jan 11, 2021
Feb 13, 2021
sessione d'esame estiva CuCi
Jun 7, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
sessione d'esame autunnale CuCi
Aug 23, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
sessione di laurea invernale 19-20
Apr 7, 2021
Apr 13, 2021
sessione di laurea estiva 20-21
Jul 5, 2021
Jul 10, 2021
Sessione autunnale di laurea a.a. 2020/21
Nov 8, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Sessione straordinaria di laurea a.a. 2020/21
Mar 28, 2022
Apr 2, 2022
Festa di Ognissanti
Nov 1, 2020
Nov 1, 2020
Chiusura Ateneo ponte Immacolata
Dec 7, 2020
Dec 7, 2020
Dec 8, 2020
Dec 8, 2020
Vacanze di Natale
Dec 24, 2020
Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze di Pasqua
Apr 2, 2021
Apr 6, 2021
Festa della liberazione
Apr 25, 2021
Apr 25, 2021
Festa del lavoro
May 1, 2021
May 1, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono
May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021
Sospensione delle lezioni
May 22, 2021
May 22, 2021
Festa della Repubblica
Jun 2, 2021
Jun 2, 2021
Aug 9, 2021
Aug 15, 2021
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The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.
Learning Objectives: General knowledge of the main phenomena in Modern Art, through a theoretical approach which helps acquire specific knowledge) and through a practical approach (that support the acquisition of personal orientation skills): the purpose is to improve the reading ability of the works of art.
1. to outline a distinction between the various periods of Modern Art History;
2. to establish connections between the protagonists of Modern Art History;
3. to highlight the importance of the historical and cultural context in regard to formation of the protagonists of the history of modern art;
4. to highlight the specificities of the protagonists and phenomena in the history of modern art;
5. to provide useful methodological tools in order to understand the complexety of the history of modern art;
6. to develop an active approach towards the analysis of works in the history of modern art;
7. to acquire a correct periodization of the phenomena related to the history of modern art;
8. to memorize the mainworks of the protagonists of the history of modern art;
9. to be able to recognize the main iconographies of modern art history;
10 to learn the right way to expose the issues of modern art history correctly and appropriately.
Course Content: the course provides an overview of the major artistic movements in Italy, between the beginning of the Fifteenth century (Tardogotico and Renaissance) and the the beginning of the Nineteenth century(Neoclassicism and Romanticism). In this course, it is impossible to analyse all aspects of this period, but some readings specimens will be proposed, especially connected with the taste and with the collecting and cultural contexts, also in a perspective of a methodological interrelationship.
a. Cultural phenomena in Italy and in Europe from the early Renaissance to Neoclassicism;
b. The protagonists of these cultural phenomena;
c. The main works of these artists.
Books: S. Settis, T. Montanari, Arte. Una storia Naturale e civile, Einaudi: vol. 3 (from the first to the last chapter), vol. 4, up to page 349; G. Sciolla, Studiare l’arte: metodo, analisi e interpretazione delle opere e degli artisti, Utet. It is expressly required the visual knowledge of all the images in the text of Settis and Montanaris, which will be subject to examination. For those who have never studied art history, we recommend to read the book by H. Gombrich, The story of Art, Phaidon.
Teaching methods: powerpoint, videos and (possibly) conferences. To improve the personal ability to read the works of art (particulary paintings), the (non-compulsory) attendance of the "Orientation Seminar for the reading of the pictorialworks" (online information) is recommended.
Salvatore Settis Tomaso Montanari
Arte. Una storia Naturale e civile
Studiare l'arte. Appunti sul metodo storico-artistico
The exam of Modern Art History (I) may be conducted in accordance with either one of the two following options.
The first option (“normal” or “conventional” assessment method) consists of a written test and the examination will take place in the classroom.
The test is broken down into three parts, which will include:
a) Test of recognition of twenty images of artworks:
Twenty images are projected in sequence for one minute each while the student is required to complete a paper form with the following items for each image: the author, the title of the work, the date of execution (or the period, if the exact date is unknown), and – if possible – the location of the piece of artwork. All images come from (and can be found in) the reference textbook: S. Settis-T. Montanari, Arte: una storia naturale e civile. Vol. 3-4, Torino, Einaudi, 2019.
b) Answering in detail a question i.e expanding on a specific topic. The student is required to produce a written text within the given time of 40 minutes.
c) Answering a question, i.e. expanding on a more specific, focused topic. For this one, the student is required to produce a shorter written text within the given time of 20 minutes.
The overall test duration is 80 minutes.
Exam results will be published on the Professor's personal Announcements web page as soon as available, generally within a few days from the exam.
It should be noted that in the evaluation of the written texts (parts (b) and (c) of the exam), the form/style as well as the correct spelling of words and grammatical accuracy will be taken into careful consideration besides the content of the answers.
To obtain an overall positive mark and pass the exam (18/30 or higher), the student must correctly recognize at least ten images in section (a) and a passing grade must be assigned to the written texts in section (b) and (c).
The second option consists of an online multiple-choice test and is available if suggested/required by any specific circumstances or didactics purposes.
Students will be notified in advance if this option is available.
The exam will take place in one of the University's computer rooms, if possible, otherwise remotely, using a Zoom connection or any similar platforms.
The exam is broken down in two parts, as follows:
Part 1: Images recognition. A sequence of twenty images (slides) is displayed on the desktop computer (one at a time) and for each of them the student is required to answer a question regarding one aspect of the artwork (author, title, date, or period of execution, location). Four alternative answers are shown, among which only one is correct. All the images can be found in the textbook by Settis-Montanari.
SLIDE 1 – QUESTION: author of the artwork/painting:
4. None of them is correct
The expected time to complete this assignment is 7 minutes, i.e. an average of 20 seconds for each image.
Part 2: Quiz. The candidate is required to answer a row of forty questions presented as multiple-choice quizzes. Again, only one of the four alternative choices provided for each question is the correct answer. All answers can be found in the textbook by Settis-Montanari and in G. C. Sciolla, Studiare l’arte: metodo, analisi e interpretazione delle opere e degli artisti, Torino, UTET Università, 2010.
The complete test duration is 21 minutes.
At the end of the exam, students can view all the correct answers.
To obtain a positive mark and pass the exam (18/30 or higher), the student must score at least 35/60.
Exam results will be immediate, as test corrections are automatically processed by the platform the local DTP station is connecting to
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