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Archaeology and history of art
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Cristina Galassi
  • Cristina Galassi - Didattica Ufficiale
  • 54 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Cristina Galassi
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Learning activities
Archeologia e antichità classiche e medievali
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Requisitions of artistic made in Italy and in Europe by Napoleon in the period between 1797 and 1815 with an emphasis on Italian campaigns of 1796-1797 and 1811-1812 , the latter by Dominique - Vivant Denon , and in particular the case of Umbria . The course will explore the works requisitioned , together with sources of Italian art and French literature at the base of the collectings. In the course it will prove , in addition, as many other dynamics following, ranging from the destruction of the past , modernization , and re-ordering all'iperrestauro, were largely opened on the occasion of that crucial decade .
Reference texts
- C. Galassi, Il tesoro perduto. Le requisizioni napoleoniche e la fortuna della scuola umbra in Francia tra 1797 e 1815, Perugia, Volumnia editrice 2004
- C. Galassi L'Abregè della Guida al forestiere per l'Augusta città di Perugia di Baldassarre Orsini (1784), in Guide e viaggiatori tra Marche e Liguria dal Sei all'Ottocento, a cura di B. Cleri, G. Perini, Urbino, Palazzo Albani, 26-27 ottobre 2004,  Quaderni di Notizie da palazzo Albani, Urbino 2006, pp. 355-382.
- Readings from: Ideologie e patrimonio storico-culturale nell'età rivoluzionaria e napoleonica. A proposito del trattato di Tolentino, Atti del convegno, Tolentino, 18-21 settembre 1997, Roma 2000
- Readings from: Vasari, Bellori, Orsini, Quatremere de Quincy, Wescher
Educational objectives
Good knowledge of the works of art seized , the art literature related to them, the criteria for the choices made by the Napoleonic comissioners and history of collecting
For an understanding of the topics discussed during the course, students must have a good knowledge of art history and the history of art criticism. This precondition is valid both for students attending and not attending
Teaching methods
Face to face, practical training, seminars and field trips (optional)
Other information
Attendance is recommended as the lessons of listening can provide a better and deeper understanding of the issues under study and examination but it is not compulsory.
Learning verification modality
The exam includes only the final oral test consisting of a discussion-inteview on the topics discussed during the course and examined in-depth through reccomended texts. The test aims at assuring the level of knowledge und understanding, as well as synthesis, achieved by the student. Moreover this interview will verify that the student is able to communicate, with method and propriety of language, what he has acquired. The duration of the test varies depending on the performance of the test itself and begins, as a rule, with a subject of the student's choice in order to put him at ease
Extended program
The course aims to analyze the dispersion of the rich Italian artistic heritage during the Napoleonic era, especially in the period between 1797 and 1815, when, as a result of the Treaty of Bologna and Tolentino, a large number of masterpieces of ancient and modern art Italian were transferred to the Louvre by the commissioners appointed by Napoleon. The course intends to examine this dispersion in relation to the Italian and French contemporary art literature and by relating it also with issues related to the history of collecting and museology. Particular attention will be paid to the situation in Perugia and Umbria.
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