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Course: Art Management
Program: Master Course
Period : Sep.7,2015-Apr.22,2016
Art Management Master Course: Pricing an Artwork and Reading an Artwork
Topics of this week are Pricing an Artwork and Reading an Artwork. First, in the section of Pricing an Artwork (painting, prints, sculpture), we study how to value an artwork by calculating the parameters of evaluation which includes artworks’ technique, dimension, weight, transportation, period of realization, history and criticism, subject, composition, rarity, signature, provenance and serial number.
Second, Reading an Artwork, to identify the indicators of historical period, style and artist. In this section, we study artistic communication, ways to read an artwork, iconography, artistic genres, human face, human figure, space, space and mood, hierarchy, path, color and perspective, and chiaroscuro. Then, according to these contents, we watch some artworks as examples.
Here is an example of chiaroscuro, “The Calling of Saint Matthew”, Caravaggio, 1599-1602
In this painting, Jesus goes to St. Matthew’s home together with His disciples Saint Peter, after the door, Jesus is calling St. Matthew to follow Him, and gives him happiness. The painting highlights the character with light and emblems happiness is coming.
Last week, my internship was a backstage work in Theatre Fabbricone in Prato for a program “Butterfly” produced and performed by a cultural association Kinkaleri.
This was my first time to work in theatre in Italy, I am glad to have this opportunity to return theatre, a familiar place, and it reminded me of the days of work in the theatre when I was at my hometown Macau.
Butterfly”, story based on “Madame Butterfly”, is a multi-media theatre that includes projection, opera, drama, and movement, etc. It is a beautiful performance!
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