ICONOGRAPHY AND ICONOLOGY

Storia e Critica d'Arte ICONOGRAPHY AND ICONOLOGY

0322400006
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF7
ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
945LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO FEBBRAIO14/02/2023 - 11:30
APPELLO MAGGIO23/05/2023 - 11:30
APPELLO GIUGNO13/06/2023 - 11:30
APPELLO LUGLIO11/07/2023 - 11:30
APPELLO SETTEMBRE20/09/2023 - 11:30
APPELLO DICEMBRE13/12/2023 - 11:30
Objectives
THE GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOMES IS TO PROVIDE CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE ON THE BIRTH OF ICONOLOGICAL STUDIES IN EUROPE AND THEIR RECEPTION IN ITALY, IDENTIFYING THE MEANING AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE EXAMINATION OF THE THOUGHT OF THE FOUNDERS (WARBURG, SAXL, CASSIRER, PANOFSKY, GOMBRICH) AND TO ORIENT THE STUDENTS' TRAINING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LITERARY THEMES FOR THE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF ARTISTIC AND SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATIONS OVER THE CENTURIES, IN THE ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN CONTEXT.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE STUDENT:
- WILL LEARN THE THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE DISCIPLINE OF ICONOLOGY (WARBURG, PANOFSKY, CASSIRER, SAXL, GOMBRICH);
- WILL ACQUIRE THE FUNDAMENTAL CRITICAL TOOLS AND METHODS FOR ICONOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION AND HISTORICAL-ICONOGRAPHIC CONTEXTUALISATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF HISTORIOGRAPHIC THOUGHT;
- WILL UNDERSTAND THE INTERDISCIPLINARY RELATIONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT FIELDS OF STUDY AND THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LITERARY TEXTS AND PICTORIAL PRODUCTION.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
- THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE TO DEAL WITH IN-DEPTH COURSES IN ART HISTORY AND BE ABLE TO TRANSMIT THE ACQUIRED CONTENTS CONTEXTUALISING THEM WITH COHERENCE AND OBSERVATION SKILLS.
MAKING JUDGMENTS:
- THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO EVALUATE THE ORIGIN OF THE ICONOGRAPHIES AND RELATE THEM TO THE CULTURAL CONTEXTS THEY BELONG TO.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD CONVERSATIONS ON ICONOLOGICAL AND ICONOGRAPHIC THEMES WITH APPROPRIATE TERMINOLOGY
LEARNING SKILLS: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND COMPLEX FIGURATIVE COMPOSITIONS AND TEXTS, IDENTIFYING BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES.
Prerequisites
NONE
Contents
- ICONOGRAPHY VS ICONOLOGY (4 HOURS)
- WARBURG AND THE REVIVAL OF ANCIENT PAGANISM (6 HOURS)
- WARBURG, FRITZ SAXL AND MEMORY (4 HOURS)
- ERNST CASSIRER AND THE PHILOSOPHY SYMBOLIC FORMS (2 HOURS)
- ERWIN PANOFSKY AND THE ICONOLOGICAL METHOD (4 HOURS)
- ANALYSIS OF PANOFSKY'S STUDIES IN ICONOLOGY (8 HOURS)
- PANOFSKY AND PERSPECTIVE AS A SYMBOLIC FORM (2 HOURS)
- PANOFSKY, HOLLAND AND ICONOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION (6 HOURS)
- ERNST GOMBRICH, ICONOLOGY METHOD OF INTERPRETATION AND THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF ART (2 HOURS)
- THE ICONOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF ART FOR BAXANDALL (4 HOURS)
ICONOLOGY ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM: A CRISIS? (3 HOURS)
Teaching Methods
DURING THE COURSE (FOR A TOTAL OF 45 HOURS OF FRONTAL AND THEORETICAL LESSONS) THE FUNDAMENTAL ICONOGRAPHIC AND ICONOLOGICAL STUDIES OF THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY WILL BE EXAMINED, IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DISCIPLINE, THANKS TO THE CONTRIBUTION OF GERMAN AND ENGLISH SCHOLARS AND THE HISTORIOGRAPHIC RECEPTION BETWEEN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES.
IN PARTICULAR WE WILL DEAL WITH ABY WARBURG AND THE ICONOLOGICAL METHOD, THE METHODOLOGY OF ERWIN PANOFSKI AND THE DEVELOPMENTS OF ICONOLOGICAL THOUGHT AROUND THE WARBURG INSTITUTE.
Verification of learning
DURING THE LESSONS AND DURING THE FINAL EXAM LL BE ASSESSED THE STUDENTS' ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY THE METHODOLOGICAL CONTENTS OF THE COURSE.
IN PARTICULAR, QUESTIONS WILL CONCERN THE TOPICS EXPLAINED DURING THE COURSE (THE PROPER KNOWLEDGE WILL WEIGH 50% OF THE TOTAL VOTE), THE SOURCES AND THE BIBLIOGRAPHY RECOMMENDED FOR PREPARING THE EXAM (THE PROPER KNOWLEDGE WILL WEIGH 50% OF THE TOTAL VOTE). THE FINAL VOTE, OUT OF THIRTY WITH POSSIBLE PRAISE, IS BASED ON THE CAPACITY OF THE STUDENT TO PRESENT THE DIFFERENT TOPICS IN A SYNTHETIC AND COMPLETE MANNER
Texts
CLAUDIA CIERI VIA, NEI DETTAGLI NASCOSTO. PER UNA STORIA DEL PENSIERO ICONOLOGICO, NUOVA EDIZIONE, CAROCCI 2009
ADRIANO AMENDOLA, L'ALTRO IN PROSPETTIVA: QUANDO L'ARTE AIUTA A CONOSCERE IL DIVERSO, ETS 2021.

AND CHOOSE ONLY ONE FROM THE FOLLOWINGS:
1. ERWIN PANOFSKY, STUDI DI ICONOLOGIA, EINAUDI 1999 (O ALTRE EDIZIONI)
2. ABY WARBURG, LA RINASCITA DEL PAGANESIMO ANTICO, LA NUOVA ITALIA (O ALTRE EDIZIONI)
3. MARCO RUFFINI, PITTURA E SOGGETTO. IL CASO DELLA TEMPESTA DI GIORGIONE, ROMA, CAMPISANO 2022.
4. LOREDANA LORIZZO, DIVERSITÀ SOTTO TORCHIO. RAPPRESENTARE L'IMMAGINE DELL'ALTRO TRA RINASCIMENTO E BAROCCO, ETS 2022
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