The module aims to introduce students to various strategies of knowledge production in the art world. Art critics and theorists, gallerists and dealers, museum curators and seasoned connoisseurs possess the credibility, acquired through lifelong learning and experience, to determine the meaning, the quality and the value of art. This module intends to offer a practised-based approach to artistic expertise by encouraging students to conduct an in-depth analysis on a carefully selected series of art objects. Central to this approach is the critical evaluation of a set of tools, skills and criteria that the art world considers essential to examine a work of art and determine its value across different times, regions and cultures.
Coordinator: Professor Stefano Cracolici
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