Basic knowledge of the artistic and archaeological record of Roman civilization, with particular regard to the analysis tools of urban structures, architectural contexts and figurative arts, from the monarchic age until late antiquity.
The development of the Roman artistic culture from the monarchic age until the late imperial age through the record of the figurative expressions and the monuments. The urban and architectural history of Rome from its origins to late antiquity. The places of art; public monuments, private spaces and their decorations: the high art and the plebeian art, the evolution of Roman portrait, the historical relief, the painting and the mosaic. The new dimension of late antiquity: the reflection of the arts.
The course will consist of lectures accompanied by extensive illustrative material, which will be object of projections and will be left to students at the end of the course (set of power points to download from the DUMAS web site).
The lecture notes and the following text:
M. TORELLI, M. MENICHETTI, G.L. GRASSIGLI, Arte e archeologia del mondo romano, ed. Longanesi, Milano, 2008.
It is strongly recommended the use of an historical atlas of the ancient world.