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ICONOGRAPHY AND ICONOLOGY
ICONOGRAFIA E ICONOLOGIA

Iconological readings from Leonardo to Surrealism
Letture iconologiche da Leonardo al Surrealismo

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Monica Grasso Only on appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

Humanities, Cultural Heritage Studies and Philosophy (L-10)
Curriculum: BENI CULTURALI STORICO-ARTISTICI
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

Understanding of the iconographic-iconological method through the analysis of works of art and through the history of the metod

Understanding the concepts of iconography and iconology

Knowledge of the profile of some scholars protagonists of the method like Aby Warburg and Erwin Panofsky

knowledge of the contents of the essays of Aby Warburg and Erwin Panofsky analyzed during the course and in the exam books

Learning the method of analysis of a work of art with the iconographic-iconological method

Ability to analyze and comment on works of art analyzed during the course and in the exam books

Program

The course aims to clarify the iconographic-iconological method through the profile of some scholars like Aby Warburg and Erwin Panofsky and  through the iconographic and iconological analysis of some works of art chosen between the 15th and 20th centuries: The Annunciation of Leonardo da Vinci, The game of chess of Sofonisba Anguissola, The rest during the flight into egypt of Caravaggio, Judith and Holofernes of Artemisia Gentileschi, The raft of the Medusa of Gericault, The art and caresses of Fernand Khnopff, The hand-shell of Dora Maar.

Bridging Courses

It is required that students frecuency of  75% of the courses

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

-The student must demonstrate to know the iconographic and iconological method

-The student must demonstrate to know the perrsonality and work of Aby Warburg

-The student must demonstrate to know the personality and work of Erwin Panofsky

-To have the content clear of the exam texts

- To know how to use the lessons notes (for the attended students)

-To know and recognize the subject of the works of art analyzed during the course and in the exam texts, to be able to indicate the author and the dating.

-To be able to analyze and comment the works of art analyzed during the course with good language skills

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons

Course books

1)Notes about lessons

2)E.PANOFSKY, Studi di Iconologia, Torino, Einaudi.

3)Un testo a scelta tra:

M. Grasso,  Cos'è un capolavoro ?  La risposta dell'arte attraverso i secoli, Ginevra Bentivoglio EditoriA, Roma 2016

M. Grasso, Le arti sorelle. Dialoghi tra immagini, parole e musica, Ginevra Bentivoglio Editoria, Roma 2015

M.Grasso, Il corpo scolpito., Percorsi tra statue antiche e moderne, Ginevra Bentivoglio Editoria, Roma 2018

(to buy in the Urbino's library or to buy  on-line)

*We will agree on an individual exercise with students about one of the seven paintings proposed in course, to be presented in powerpoint before the final exam.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

For non-attending students an oral exam is foreseen based on the study of texts indicated here. Agree on an individual program contact the teacher with an e-mail well in advance.

Course books

The three exam texts

1)E.Panofsky, Studi di Iconologia, Torino Einaudi.

2)One text between:

A.Warburg, Arte e astrologia nel Palazzo Schifanoia di Ferrara, Abscondita editore.

H.Belting, La Pietà di Giovanni Bellini, Panini editore

H.Bredekamp, La Primavera di Botticelli, Panini editore

A.Chastel, Il gesto nell’arte, Laterza editore

3)one text between:

M.Grasso, Seguendo Tiziano. Viaggio nel ‘500 sulle orme di un grande maestro, Ginevra Bentivoglio Editoria, Roma 2014.

M. Grasso, Cos'è un capolavoro? La risposta dell'arte attraverso i secoli, Ginevra Bentivoglio Editoria, Roma 2016.

M. Grasso, Le arti sorelle. Dialoghi tra immagini, parole e musica, Ginevra Bentivoglio Editoria, Roma 2015.

M.Grasso, Il corpo scolpito., Percorsi tra statue antiche e moderne, Ginevra Bentivoglio Editoria, Roma 2018.

M. Grasso e P. Carloni, L’uno e l’altro volto. Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna e il Giudizio Sistino, Ginevra Bentivoglio Editoria, Roma 2016.

Assessment

-The student must demonstrate to know the iconographic and iconological method

-The student must demonstrate to know the perrsonality and work of Aby Warburg

-The student must demonstrate to know the personality and work of Erwin Panofsky

-To have the content clear of the exam texts

- To know how to use the lessons notes (for the attended students)

-To know and recognize the subject of the works of art analyzed during the course and in the exam texts, to be able to indicate the author and the dating.

-To be able to analyze and comment the works of art analyzed during the course with good language skills

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