Students will learn about the landmarks of the Italian art evolution from the 15th to the 18th century.
No prerequisites are required for this course.
The course will offer a primary knowledge of the evolution of Italian art history from the 1400 to the 1800 ca. Each lesson will be devoted to a different contest, artist or commission, trying to elucidate the reasons behind the production of different kind of artworks. Aim of the course is to allow the student a first orientation in the early-modern history of art periodization, and for the student to gain an understanding of notions about function, style, iconography and techniques.
The main reference for the course is: S.J. Campbell and M. Cole, A New History of Italian Renaissance Art, London: Thames & Hudson, 2012. Further readings will be distributed during the course.
The course will be assessed with a final written exam.