Learning Objectives: through the analysis of the works of Tiziano, the course aims to highlight the complexity of the reconstruction of formation of one of the most important European painter in Modern Art. The educational goal of this course is to increase knowledge and skills, in particular:
1. through a specific focus, you study the most characteristic aspects of the production of one of the protagonists of the history of modern Italian art;
2. you learn to recognise the paths of historiography that can be studied in depth;
3. the course highlights the importance of the studies and exhibitions that have addressed this productive dimension of this artist;
4. we focus on the main portraits of this artist;
5. the portraits painted by this artist are compared with others from his time.
6. you learn to 'read' in a professional manner the main artistic and cultural characteristics of this artist;
7. an acknowledgment of historical and cultural developmentis is required.
8. his main portraits have to memorized and analyzed;
9. you learn how to write a professional card as one of yourmainportraits;
10 you synthetize all aspects correctly
The exam of Modern Art History (P) 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 the location of the piece of artwork. All images come from (and can be found in) the reference textbook: F. Biferali, Tiziano, Il genio e il potere; the chapter Il Cinquecento, in Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo, Pittura veneta, 24 Ore Cultura, Milano 2010, pp. 154-221; other images of paintings by Tiziano uploaded to elearning.
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: in the textbook: F. Biferali, Tiziano, Il genio e il potere; the chapter Il Cinquecento, in Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo, Pittura veneta, 24 Ore Cultura, Milano 2010, pp. 154-221; other images of paintings by Tiziano uploaded to elearning.
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: F. Biferali, Tiziano, Il genio e il potere, and the chapter Il Cinquecento, in Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo, Pittura veneta, 24 Ore Cultura, Milano 2010, pp. 154-221.
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