MEDIEVAL AND BYZANTINE ART

International Teaching MEDIEVAL AND BYZANTINE ART

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DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF6
CULTURAL HERITAGE SCIENCES
2023/2024

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2017
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
945LESSONS
Objectives
THE AIM OF THE MODULE IS TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO MEDIEVAL AND BYZANTINE ART. AMONG THE SUBJECT MATTER THAT WILL BE PRESENTED, THERE WILL BE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES, STILL-STANDING BUILDINGS AND THEIR DECORATION, AS WELL AS ARTEFACTS RELATED TO RELIGIOUS AND LAY PRACTICES AND DAILY LIFE. THE MODULE WILL COVER FROM THE AGE OF CONSTANTINE I IN THE EARLY FOURTH CENTURY TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY. THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA INVOLVED STRETCHES BETWEEN ITALY, NORTHERN EUROPE AND THE BRITISH ISLES, THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, AND NORTH AFRICA.
Prerequisites
AS THE MODULE WILL BE DELIVERED IN ENGLISH, THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (AT LEAST B2) IS ESSENTIAL.
Contents
THE MODULE WILL DEAL, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, WITH THE MAIN DEVELOPMENTS OF THE VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE AS WELL AS LATE ANTIQUE, MEDIEVAL, AND BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE 4TH AND 14TH CENTURIES.
Teaching Methods
CLASSROOM LECTURES WITH THE AID OF PPT; OCCASIONALLY ON-SITE LECTURES.
Verification of learning
WRITTEN EXAM (MULTIPLE CHOICES, 45 MIN) AND DISCUSSION OF THE WRITTEN EXAM.
Texts
R. KRAUTHEIMER, EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE, YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1992.
(SECTIONS TO BE SPECIFIED ONCE THE MODULE STARTS)

R. CORMACK, BYZANTINE ART, OXFORD, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2018.
(SECTIONS TO BE SPECIFIED ONCE THE MODULE STARTS)

E.R. HOFFMAN, ED., LATE ANTIQUE AND MEDIEVAL ART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN. OXFORD: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2007, THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS:
•GOOD AND BAD IMAGES FROM THE SYNAGOGUE OF DURA EUROPOS: CONTEXTS, SUBTEXTS, INTERTEXTS: ANNABEL JANE WHARTON.
•THE BEGINNINGS OF BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATION: JOHN LOWDEN.
•SACRED IMAGE, SACRED POWER: GARY VIKAN.
•THE CUP OF SAN MARCO AND THE “CLASSICAL” IN BYZANTIUM: IOLI KALAVREZOU.
•THE MEDIEVAL OBJECT-ENIGMA, AND THE PROBLEM OF THE CAPPELLA PALATINA IN PALERMO: WILLIAM TRONZO.
•VENICE AND ISLAM IN THE MIDDLE AGES: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE QUESTION OF ARCHITECTURAL INFLUENCE: DEBORAH HOWARD.

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM JSTOR, ACCESSIBLE TO UNISA STUDENTS LIKE OTHER UNISA DATABASES (HTTPS://WWW.BIBLIOTECHE.UNISA.IT/CATALOGHI-E-RISORSE/BANCHE-DATI).

H. BELTING, ‘THE "BYZANTINE" MADONNAS: NEW FACTS ABOUT THEIR ITALIAN ORIGIN AND SOME OBSERVATIONS ON DUCCIO’, STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF ART 12 (1982), PP. 7-22 (JSTOR / PDF).

B. CASSIDY, ‘ARTISTS AND DIPLOMACY IN LATE MEDIEVAL TUSCANY: THE CASE OF GIOTTO, SIMONE MARTINI, ANDREA PISANO, AND OTHERS’, GESTA 51.2 (SEPTEMBER 2012), PP. 91-110 (JSTOR / PDF).

A. DERBES, M. SANDONA, ‘BARREN METAL AND THE FRUITFUL WOMB: THE PROGRAM OF GIOTTO'S ARENA CHAPEL IN PADUA’, THE ART BULLETIN 80.2 (JUN., 1998), PP. 274-291 (JSTOR / PDF).

D.M. GILLERMAN, ‘COSMOPOLITANISM AND CAMPANILISMO: GOTHIC AND ROMANESQUE IN THE SIENA DUOMO FAÇADE’, THE ART BULLETIN 81.3 (SEP., 1999), PP. 437-455 (JSTOR / PDF).

More Information
THE MODULE WILL BE DELIVERED IN THE FIRST PART OF THE FIRST SEMESTER 2023–24.
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