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GREEK AND ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY
ARCHEOLOGIA GRECA E ROMANA

Plasters and plaster casts in artistic productions
Gessi e calchi in gesso nella produzione artistica

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Anna Santucci Friday, 1-3 p.m; only by appointmet in other days

Assigned to the Degree Course

Art History (LM-89)
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide a general view  of productions and  uses of plasters and plaster casts from the Antiquity to the modern period. 

Program

Through  a significant and diachronic selection of literary and material evidences introduced through outlines of relevant historical studies, ancient and modern plasters and plaster casts will be analyzed in their technical and material components, interpreted in relation to their specific end-usages and discussed in the social and artistic context that produced  them and in which they were used .

Bridging Courses

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Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student will acquire (a) personal knowledge of the methodological background of the discipline, the ability to recognize and  contextualize materials and contexts correctly, an  appropriate knowledge of the scientific language of the discipline.

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

Supporting Activities

Seminars, lectures, workshops. Educational journeys may be planned with students.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lessons supported by topical PowerPoints created specifically  for the course, and  visits to the Plaster Cast Museum of the University of Urbino (Albani Palace).

Attendance

Students must attend lessons and integrative activities (seminars, lectures, workshops).

Course books

S. Settis (ed.), Laocoonte, fama e stile, Roma 1999 (or later editions).

S. Settis et alii (eds), Serial/portable classic. Multiplying art in Greece and Rome, (exhibition catalogue: Milan 9 maggio 24 agosto; Venezia 9 maggio – 23 settembre 2015), Milano: Fondazione Prada.

During the course , specific readings will be suggested  in relation to the following publications, that are available in the archaeological sector of our library (Albani Palace, Via del Balestriere 2):

M.G. Picozzi (ed.), Ripensare Emanuel Löwy. professore di Archeologia e Storia dell'arte nella R. Università e Direttore del Museo dei Gessi, (Studi miscellanei 37), Roma 2013.

F. Donati, La Gipsoteca di arte antica (Università degli Studi di Pisa, collezioni del Dipartimento di Scienze Archeologiche), Pisa 1999.

F. Haskell –N. Penny, L’antico nella storia del gusto: la seduzione della scultura classica, 1500-1900, Torino 1984 (also in English, Taste and the Antique: the Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, New Haven - London 1981). 

Assessment

Through oral examination, the student must demonstrate acquisition of the methodological background of the discipline, the ability to recognize and contextualize materials and contexts correctly, as well as appropriate knowledge of the scientific language concerning the discipline.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Students unable to attend lessons are invited to contact the teacher at least three months before the exam date, in order to make arrangements

Attendance

Students unable to attend lessons are invited to contact the teacher at least three months before the exam date, in order to make arrangements

Course books

S. Settis (ed.), Laocoonte, fama e stile, Roma 1999 (or later editions).

S. Settis et alii (eds), Serial/portable classic. Multiplying art in Greece and Rome, Milan. 

F. Haskell – N. Penny, L’antico nella storia del gusto: la seduzione della scultura classica, 1500-1900, Torino 1984, pp. 1-154 with ten sections chosen from the catalogue (also in English Taste and the Antique: the Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, New Haven - London 1981).

Assessment

Through oral examination, the student must demonstrate acquisition of the methodological background of the discipline, the ability to recognize and contextualize materials and contexts correctly, as well as appropriate knowledge of the scientific language concerning the discipline.

Notes

For further details and information (course location, calendar of the lessons, exam dates), visit the website of the School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage (section DIDATTICA, ORARIO DELLE LEZIONI and CALENDARIO ESAMI PROFITTO).

Possible changes in the lesson calendar will be immediately communicated on the School website.

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