Painting and Visual Languages

Undergraduate Courses - Como

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The course in Painting and Visual Languages provides the knowledge and the artistic skills to conduct individual research and projects in the artistic field.

In addition to learning pictorial techniques and acquiring a personal expressive method, the students will study the most innovative visual languages techniques in addition to the role, the function and the power of the image in the contemporary art and communication systems. Particular attention is given to photography, video making, performing arts, multimedia installations and digital arts: fundamental elements for the construction of a solid artistic experience that can interpret and tell the present time.

After completing the course, the student can work as a Professional Artist, or play roles in the organization, communication and promotion of events in the field of contemporary arts. In Museums, Art Galleries, Printing and Publishing Offices with Art Director duties. As Art Assistant, Art Register, Art Advisor, Art Critic & Curator, Event Manager, Marketing Manager, Press Office and Editor.

Title - The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2020
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

Context - In the constantly evolving contemporary panorama, the starting point of the training are the traditional techniques of drawing, painting and illustration. The ultimate goal, however, is the experimentation of new expressive languages through the knowledge and use of different visual and artistic media, particularly in the field of multimedia, digital applications and performance techniques.

Methodology and structure - The training course, together with a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the basic disciplines of art - drawing, painting, illustration, art history, aesthetics, artistic anatomy, elements of legislation in the artistic field - provides the deepening of the system of contemporary visual culture through the study of the main digital applications for visual arts, photographic and video language, performance techniques. In this way a complete approach to artistic expression is reached.

Professional Perspectives - The course trains professional figures who can enter the art system not only as artists, but also as curators, art directors, visual designers, experts in visual communication, declining the skills acquired in the fields of publishing, graphics, illustration.

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Ivan Quaroni - Course Coordinator

Ivan Quaroni - Course Coordinator
Art critic, Curator and Journalist. In 2009 he curated the "Italian Newbrow" section at the 4th Prague Biennale. In 2012 he curated the Biennale Italia "China at the Royal Villa of Monza". Since 2012 he has been the curator of the Griffin Prize, promoted by Colart Italia, a holding company that brings together the brands Windsor & Newton, Conté à Paris and Liquitex. He is a correspondent for "Flash Art" and contributor to the online magazine "AD Today". He has curated over 150 exhibitions, including the monographs of Allen Jones, Ronnie Cutrone, Ben Patterson, Victor Vasarely, Gary Baseman, Clayton Brothers, Paolo Icaro, Luciano Bartolini, Marco Lodola, Salvo and Arcangelo.

Attilio Tono

Attilio Tono
He lives and works in Milan. After graduating in Sculpture in 1998, he continued his educational path through numerous workshops on the processing of marble, ceramic, glass. Currently his activity is divided between visual arts and design, together with that of teacher at the Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli in Como for the course of "Sculptural Techniques". He started to collaborate with the artist Veronique Pozzi in 2013. They presented sculptures, site specific and interactive installations.

Paolo Filippo Galli

Paolo Filippo Galli
He is graduated in Philosophy and Classical Letters and specialized in History of Art at the Catholic University of Milan. He has dealt with medieval and modern art, art theory, history of criticism, ontology of the image and aesthetics, with particular reference to classical antiquity, and has taught Iconography and Iconology, History and methodology of art criticism and Aesthetics. Today he is a professor of Theory of perception and Psychology of form at the Accademia Aldo Galli in Como.

Gabriella Mondelli

Gabriella Mondelli
Freelance Industrial Designer that had her first working experience with the Master in Multimedia Communication by creating the Start-up communication plan of a new design studio. She completed her training working for 6 years in two Design studios such as Graphics, Interior Decorator and Exhibition Designer. She has been a teacher since 2011.

Angelo Crespi

Angelo Crespi
He has taught History of Journalism at the Catholic University of Milan until 2013. In 2004 he published "Against the Third Page". From June 2002 to November 2009 he directed the culture weekly Il Domenicale. From June 2008 to March 2011 he was adviser to the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Sandro Bondi. From December 2009 to February 2012 he was President of MAGA, Gallarate Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Since May 2011 he has been president of the International Center of Art and Culture of Palazzo Te in Mantua. He published the book Ars Attack: The bluff of the contemporary in 2013.

Michael Rotondi

Michael Rotondi
Invited to the Prague Biennale (2009) and to a residence in London for the University of performance; he exhibited in Berlin and Valona in two group shows (2010), to a collective project in New York for Scope Art Fair (2011), at the Italy-China Biennial at Villa Reale in Monza (2012); a solo show in Mumbai, India, after winning a residency for the Laguna Art Prize for which he is a finalist (2013); another solo show in Warsaw (2014). Since 2014 he has been in the international Apt Global and Benetton collection. He exhibited at the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation for Bennetton's "Imago Mundi" art collection (2015). He had, in 2016, an exhibition and a performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lissone called "Red Noise". Today he is a painting teacher at the Accademia Aldo Galli.

Massimiliano Porro

Massimiliano Porro
He graduated in Modern Literature with historical - artistic address at the Catholic University of Milan where he also obtained the qualification to teach the discipline. He teaches History of Medieval and Modern Art at the Accademia Aldo Galli. He collaborates with magazines and information sites regarding the cultural sector. He also takes care of the presentation of local painting and sculpture exhibitions.

Giovanni Cuoghi

Giovanni Cuoghi
He graduated in Pictorial Decoration at the State Institute of Art of Chiavari (Ge) and in Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan. Between 1989 and 1992 he worked for some Italian magazines as an illustrator and attended the Disney Academy. He has been decorating and frescoing the interiors and exteriors of churches and noble palaces, reinterpreting the stylistic features of the great Baroque decoration until 2002. In the following years he has participated in numerous exhibitions receiving wide consents. He has held the chair of Pictorial Techniques at the Accademia Aldo Galli since October 2015.

Roberto Beretta

Roberto Beretta
Cultural project manager and director of Circoloquadro, a space for contemporary art in Milan. She worked as a journalist for a few years; since 2003 she has been involved in teaching and cultural design within the BB.CC. and contemporary art. She has curated exhibitions in public and private spaces and has published for Allemandi. For Circoloquadro, of which she is a founding member, she curates exhibitions and design didactic method for the contemporary context.

Giuseppe Veneziano

Giuseppe Veneziano
Architect. In 2006 he created his first exhibition in the "Luciano Inga Pin" Gallery in Milan. In 2007 he took part in the VI Biennial of Saint Petersburg; in 2008 at the “Artâthlos” exhibition on the occasion of the XXXIX Olympic Games in Beijing; in 2009 at the 4th Prague Biennale; In 2011 he was invited to the Italian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. In 2012 at the Biennale of Contemporary Art Italy-China, Monza; in 2015 at the exhibition "Tesori d'Italia", EXPO 2015, Milan. He is recognized by critics and sector magazines as one of the greatest exponents of the "Italian New Pop" and of the group "Italian Newbrow".

Nicoletta Castellaneta

Nicoletta Castellaneta
She is the organizer of exhibitions and the director of the Rivoli2 Foundation in Milan, a creative hub with the aim of promoting, documenting and experimenting, in the context of cultural realities, the path of artists and curators.

Arianna Baldoni

Arianna Baldoni
Art critic, Curator and Journalist, she collaborates with the magazine ARTE (Cairo Editore) and she is responsible for the organization of Cairo Prize. She was Coordinator of the Iran Pavilion project at the 2015 Venice Biennale and coordinated the activities of the Culture Commission of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. It is also involved in the coordination of numerous exhibitions, monographic volumes and catalogs. Author of articles, interviews and essays for various publishing houses including Silvana Editoriale and Johan & Levi.

Giancarlo Lacchin

Giancarlo Lacchin
Aesthetics teacher at the State University of Milan. He is president of the Lombardy Club Foundation and Head of Cultural Activities of the College of Milanese University Foundation.

Flavio Arensi

Flavio Arensi
He collaborates with public and private entities for which he has curated exhibitions and publications (about eighty monographic titles) and he has worked with some important publishing houses, including Allemandi, Electa, Giunti, Skira, Silvana editorial. He has collaborated with sector newspapers and, until 2013, with some national newspapers for cultural pages. In 2015 he founded with Francesco Mandressi Meetmuseum, born from the Cultural Innovation Call of the Lombardy Region. With his company he curated the first smart video games for tourism and temporary exhibitions. He also directed the quarterly Sofà published by Editalia - Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato.

Alessandra Redaelli

Alessandra Redaelli
Nata a Milano, è giornalista, critico d’arte, curatore di eventi di arte contemporanea e docente di Elementi di comunicazione giornalistica. Collabora da diversi anni con i mensili Arte e Antiquariato e con altri periodici. Cura mostre in gallerie private e in spazi pubblici in Italia e all’estero. Con Newton Compton ha pubblicato i saggi Keep calm e impara a capire l’arte, 2015, I segreti dell’arte moderna e contemporanea, 2016, il romanzo Arte, amore e altri guai, 2017, 10 cose da sapere sull'arte contemporanea, nel 2018.

Giada Negri

Giada Negri
Dopo gli studi di psicologia e antropologia, si dedica totalmente all’arte. Dal 2009 lavora come illustratrice per Miles Kelly, Buttercup Publishing, Pulcinoelefante, Electa, Arte, Cartilia, ELI-La Spiga, 22 Publishing, Emergence Magazine Québec, Brightness Magazine, Yanez Magazine, Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, Il Messaggero, Logos Edizioni, La Naciòn de Costa Rica, Images Art&Life, Alhayatlilatfal, Roberto Cavalli, Jiménez Deredia, Toyota, Bulgari, WWF, Unicef e Save the Children. Insegna illustrazione presso lo l’Accademia Galli di Como.

Patrick Tabarelli

Patrick Tabarelli
Visual Artist. He has been carrying on for years a transmedia research between painting, generative programming and robotics. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Italy (Palazzo Reale-Milan, Biblioteca Vallicelliana-Rome, Palazzo della Triennale-Milan) and abroad. In 2016 he was awarded at the "RobotArt Competition", Andrew Conru Foundation, Seattle, USA and later invited to the workshop Robotics and the Arts at Waseda University, Tokyo-Japan.

Angelo Acerbi

Angelo Acerbi
He made his debut as a television director and film journalist, moving on to Turin festivals in 1992 (Torino Film Festival and TGLFF). He was Production Manager for 5 years of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte. Selector for the Palm Springs International Film Festival (for 7 years), he moved to the Seattle International Film Festival, with which he has worked for 12 years. He is a journalist for an English web radio, Fred Film Radio, media partner of the major international film festivals (Venice, Rome, London, Berlin, Turin, European Film Awards).