Art History Seminar

History of Beauty - Introductory seminar on the history of Fine Arts

Seminar open to members of the public
The course aims to investigate the persistence of beauty in painting and sculpture from antiquity to the contemporary. The individual lessons provide the student with a sort of iconographic atlas of images that – through analogy, concordance, even dissonance – can make the history of art understandable, linking the styles that have developed in the name of form and its perfection over the centuries. Above all, the analogical method allows us to attempt unusual comparisons between the artists and the works produced over the centuries. Le lezioni, pensate per essere il più possibile partecipate e dunque costruite come discussioni, saranno autoconclusive, corredate da un ampio apparato iconografico, e verteranno su argomenti che diano al partecipante lo stimolo per ulteriori approfondimenti personali. Tra i temi che affrontati figurano: il corpo femminile e il soggetto della Venere; il ritratto; il paesaggio; il sacro e la morte; l’autoritratto.

Who is it intended for?

The Art History seminar is also open to those who are not enrolled in the Three-year Academic Course. In fact, among the intentions of the Milano Painting Academy founders, an aspect of great importance is the cultural growth of all those who want to exclusively attend the teaching moments designed for theoretical education.


  • The course will run for one academic year
  • The academic year lasts nine months
  • The teaching method plans for a course in an open cycle; students can enrol at any time of the year, and are able to integrate into the course following the existing group.
  • The modules are structured on the model of the agora and the principle of interaction, and take place on a monthly basis in the evening.
  • Course enrolments will be accepted following the order in which the applications are received. Oversubscription will result in people being added to the waiting list.
Alessandra Redaelli

Visiting Professor

Seminar of Aesthetics of Art

Aesthetics: themes and problems – Aesthetics introductory seminar

Seminar open to members of the public

The course aims to investigate the origins of Aesthetics, as a philosophical discipline, and its categories. The vagueness of the terms “beautiful” or “ugly”, the ever-renewing role of aesthetic categories such as the sublime, the graceful, the kitsch, the impossibility of giving a single definition to the term art, the complex idea of “creativity” and role of the artist, the great themes of aesthetic pleasure and the judgment of taste will be at the centre of the lessons, from an introductory and interlocutory point of view.

Visiting Professor

Anatomy seminar

Seminar open to members of the public
Lecture series
Representative methodology and structural analysis of form. The seminar is based on the methodology of drawing, intended as a fundamental tool for research, study and reflection on the perception and representation of natural form. The course aims to solicit a new grammar of “vision” and representation of the body. The order of proportions gives the human figure the necessary relationships through which it shapes the space of its relations, not as a collection of parts, but as a harmonic whole in which height, width and depth constitute a living and vital solid, which consists of an internal volume and an external morphology in relation to the pictorial surface. The reading of the human figure takes place through three-dimensional structures that constitute a method of knowledge and information. The three dimensions are not only the site of what could be defined human architecture, but also constitute its material, with characteristics of balance and volume, of sign and colour.

Visiting Professor

Storia delle Tecniche dei materiali

Seminar open to members of the public
The course aims at learning the main historical and contemporary techniques of drawing and painting. The knowledge of the materials and the application means is superimposed on manual skills and practical exercise with all the techniques considered and related materials and means. For each lesson, as well as a theoretical aspect, there will be exercises, tests and implementation of the techniques that have been prepared and covered

Visiting Professor