History of Medieval Art (advanced course)

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: TANCREDI MARIA BELLA

Expected Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of the interpretative issues of artistic facts, learning of the historical development of artistic culture history of the Middle Ages and its specific languages. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge independently and to communicate it.

Course Structure

Lecture format.

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance is not compulsory.

Detailed Course Content

1) Artistic events from the 5th century to the middle of the 15th century.

2) The Romanesque in Europe: contexts, journeys, historiography.

Textbook Information


P. De Vecchi – E. CerchiariArte nel tempo, Bompiani, Milan 1998: vol. I, t. I, pp. 272-299; vol. I, t. II, pp. 302-651; vol. II, t. I, pp. 2-216.



X. Barral I Altet, Contro l’arte romanica? Saggio su un passato reinventato, Jaca Book, Milan 2009, pp. 1-302.


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All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.