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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE03108297, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LE0609, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF ART CRITICISM
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIULIANA TOMASELLA L-ART/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-ART/04 Museology and Art and Restoration Criticism 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
13 2019 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 TOMASELLA GIULIANA (Presidente)
MANFREN PRISCILLA (Membro Effettivo)
MARIN CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
NEZZO MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
11 2015/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 TOMASELLA GIULIANA (Presidente)
MANFREN PRISCILLA (Membro Effettivo)
NEZZO MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
10 2015/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 TOMASELLA GIULIANA (Presidente)
NEZZO MARTA (Membro Effettivo)

Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide a mapping of the Italian colonial exhibitions - a peculiar framework of the representation of “otherness” - focusing on the presence of paintings and sculptures and on the way they were set up. Verifying the statistical incidence of the works exposed, the main typologies of the subjects, the changes of taste, throughout the chronological axis of the Italian colonial experience, is crucial for better understanding whether and when art enters organically into this special propaganda machine and in what role.
Course unit contents: Exposing Italian colonial World: the Interpretation of Otherness
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Tomasella, Giuliana, Esporre l'Italia coloniale: interpretazioni dell'alterità.. Padova: Il Poligrafo, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Abbattista, Guido, Umanità in mostra: esposizioni etniche e invenzioni esotiche in Italia (1880-1940). [Trieste]: Università di Trieste, 2013. Disponibile anche on line gratuitamente Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jarrassé, Dominique, Les arts méconnus. Historicité et ethnicité dans l’histoire de l’art au XIXe siècle. --: --, --. Disponibile on line: Collections électroniques de l'INHA, 2011: L’Orientalisme architectural entre imaginaires et savoirs
  • Margozzi, Mariastella (a cura di), Dipinti, Sculture e Grafica delle Collezioni del Museo Africano. Catalogo generale. Roma: ISIAO, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Mondi a Milano: culture ed esposizioni, 1874-1940, catalogo della mostra (Milano, Museo delle Culture, 2015). Milano: 24 Ore Cultura, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jarrassé, Dominique, Usage Fasciste de l'art colonial et dénis d'histoire de l'art. Les Mostre d'arte coloniale (Rome 1931, Naples 1934). "Studiolo", 13 (2016),: --, --. pp. 236- 263