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FUNDAMENTALS, LEXICONS AND METHODS OF THE ARTS

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FUNDAMENTALS, LEXICONS AND METHODS OF THE ARTS

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Academic year 2022/2023

Course ID
STS0443
Teachers
Francesca Romana Gaja (Course owner)
Paola Zeni (Course owner)
Degree course
Cultural Heritage and Creativity for tourism and territorial development
Year
1st year
Teaching period
First semester
Type
Affine or integrative
Credits/Recognition
8
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
L-ART/04 - museology, art and restoration criticism
Delivery
Mixed
Language
English
Attendance
Mandatory
Type of examination
Written
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

[Teaching module by Francesca Romana Gaja]

The aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge of the main topics concerning Art History  in modern and contemporary age (the leading artists and the crucial artistic developments) together with the basic instruments to understand and explain the artworks in their historical and cultural context.

 

[Teaching module by Paola Zeni]

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about film history and language and to give an overall view of the main advances in film technology (the advent of sound films, the use of color in cinema, etc.). Further aims are to enhance the background knowledge about films by taking a broader look at the multiple potential uses of the filmic medium (scientific, documentary, etc.) and to develop the basic tools concerning film heritage, its preservation and enhancement.

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Results of learning outcomes

[Teaching module by Francesca Romana Gaja]

By the end of the course, it is necessary to have acquired basic knowledge on Modern and Contemporary Art History through some important themes and their relations with major historical and cultural  events. Students will have developed a critical approach to the main topics covered in class and will be able to handle the fundamental tools of the discipline.

 

[Teaching module by Paola Zeni]

By the end of the course, it is necessary to have acquired basic knowledge on film history, with a specific focus on the main technological achievements in the cinema field. The students will demonstrate an understanding of the variety of the intended purposes of films (scientific, documentary, narrative, biographic, etc.) and will be able to produce critical reflections on the audiovisual materials viewed during the lessons.

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Program

[Teaching module by Francesca Romana Gaja

Starting from a general introduction, the course will focus on some case studies from the late 15th century to the contemporary era, giving attention to the key figures and artworks and to the development of Italian art in a broader context.

 

[Teaching module by Paola Zeni]

The course will focus on film history from a chronological perspective, giving attention to the development of technology and leading or alternative film styles through ages and nations (the silent movie era; the advent of sound films; the avant-gardes; etc.).

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Course delivery

[Teaching module by Francesca Romana Gaja]

In-presence lessons with the aid of image projection for the duration of 24 teaching hours. One lesson may be devoted to an off-site teaching visit to the Museo del Territorio Biellese.

 

[Teaching module by Paola Zeni]

In-presence lessons with the aid of slides and audiovisual materials for the duration of 24 teaching hours.

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Learning assessment methods

[Teaching module by Francesca Romana Gaja]

Written examination (written report or test with close-ended and open-ended questions). Further clarification will be given during the course.

 

[Teaching module by Paola Zeni]

Written examination (written report or test with close-ended and open-ended questions). Further clarification will be given during the course.

 

NOTE: The final grade will be the average of the two votes obtained in the two modules

Suggested readings and bibliography

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[Teaching module by Francesca Romana Gaja]

 

E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art, chapters: 15-16; 18-19; 21; 23.

Honour, J. Fleming, A World History of Art, revised seventh edition, 2009, chapters: 19-21.

The texts and other didactic material will be at disposal on the platform Moodle.

Further bibliographical references will be given during the course.

 

[Teaching module by Paola Zeni]

 

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction (2017).

Further bibliographical references will be given during the course.





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Notes

Please note that the first two lessons with Francesca Romana Gaja will last only 2 hours: Wednesday 2nd November and Wednesday 9th November, from 4 to 6 pm. 

Starting from Wednesday 16th November all the lessons last 4 hours, from 2 to 6 pm.

 

Registration for the course is strongly recommended in order to receive timely information.



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    01/09/2022 at 08:00
    Enrollment closing date
    30/06/2023 at 20:00
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