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Unit HISTORY OF COMPARATIVE ART IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Course
Archaeology and history of art
Study-unit Code
GP003577
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Silvia Blasio
Teachers
  • Silvia Blasio - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 36 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Silvia Blasio
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Affine/integrativa
Area
Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector
L-ART/02
Type of study-unit
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century is the issue of this course: itineraries and destinations will be described, and different kind of travellers will be taken into account. Reading short passages of travel diaries il will be possible to discover how people travelled in Eighteenth Century and which were the main dangers that travellers could meet. Some genres like townscape, landscape and portrait are deeply related with the Grand Tour, so they will be examined during the course.
Reference texts
Thomas Jones, Viaggio in Italia, ed. a cura di A. Ottani Cavina, Milano 2006
A. Brilli, Quando viaggiare era un arte. Il romanzo del Grand Tour, Roma, 1995
C. De Seta, L'Italia del Grand Tour da Montaigne a Goethe, Napoli 1992
Grand Tour. The Lure of Italy in the Eighteenth Century, catalogo della mostra a cura di A. Wilton, I. Bignamini, London 1996
Educational objectives
The student should acquire an overall knowledge about Grand tour in Seventeenth Century Europe; he will be able to deepen his interest towards cultural context in Seventeenth Century Europe and towards cultural relationships and exchanges among different european countries.
Prerequisites
An overall knowledge of European history and history of art in Seventeenth Century.
Teaching methods
Lectures on all issues of the course, projection of slides, reading short passages fron travel diaries
Other information
Texts, PDF and pptx with images will be available on Unistudium.
During the course more informations will be given about passages of the bibliography that students should read for the preparation of the exam.
Learning verification modality
Oral Exam; the discussion will concern the issues developed during the course, and the bibliography; it aims to check the student's level of knowledge and comprehension and his usage of a suitable language; the exam lasts not less than 20 minutes and may begin with an issue choosen by the student.
Extended program
The Grand Tour in Eighteenth Century
Different kind of travel. The discovery of Italy.
British travelers and their italian destination: the cities.
The evolution of the travel book: Thomas Jones travel Diary; Jonatan Skelton's letters form Italy
The itineraries of the Grand Tour: William Marlow
Painting subjects connected to and developed during the Grand Tour: townscape, landscape, portrait; the lure of the Antique among British collectors and travelers
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