Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Usually 37.5 points of art history at second/third-year, or admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in art history.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Anthony George White
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces students to the principal artists and art movements in Italy from the beginning of Futurism in 1909 to the end of Fascism in 1943. Students will engage with a variety of artistic strategies for transforming the relationship between art and the broader social sphere. The subject begins with the Futurist movement's violent polemic against traditional art and their various attempts to connect art and everyday life through painting, sculpture, music, fashion and the decorative arts around the time of WWI. Students will examine the connections between the futurist movement and the emergence of fascism in the early 1920s. The relationship between fascism and culture more generally will analysed through the response of artists and architects to Mussolini's regime from the 1920s through to the 1940s. Fascist propaganda and political spectacle will be considered alongside the work of Italian artists and architects who subscribed to fascist ideology. On completion of the subject students should have an understanding of selected artists and movements in Italy between 1909 - 1943 and be able to apply a range of art historical approaches to the study of art in relationship to its political context.|
|Assessment:||A 1000 word paper, based on in-class presentation 20% (due during the semester), and a 4000 word research essay 80% (due during the examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis) |
Art History |
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