The course offers an introduction to the main forms of expression and of artistic reflection of the 20th and 21st centuries, following an interdisciplinary and comparative approach which places at its centre artists and their works of art, and exploring the expressive gesture in close dialogue with the critical and theoretical conceptualization. The course will consider the main frameworks and personalities in the realm of visual arts, from painting to sculpture, from photography to cinema, from installation to video art. Considering art in its wider and most complex sense of “artistic thought”, the oeuvres will be explored also, and above all, from the point of view of their conceptual genesis, and of the possible ways of fruition and interpretation. Alongside the vision and analysis of the various types of works, the course will introduce students to artists’ writings and to critical apparatus by some of the major contemporary thinkers.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, History and theory of art and architecture, Historical-humanistic compulsory courses, 1st year