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Ferdinando Bologna (27 September 1925 – 3 April 2019) was an Italian art critic.
A pupil of Pietro Toescaand collaborator of Roberto Longhi, he was emeritus professor of medieval and modern art history at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He was also professor of "Methodology and history of art criticism" at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples.
Roberto Longhi was an Italian academic, art historian and curator. The main subjects of his studies were the painters Caravaggio and Piero della Francesca.
The University of Rome Tor Vergata, also known as the University of Rome II, is a public research university located in Rome, Italy. Its current president is Giuseppe Novelli, a professor in the Faculties of Medicine and Surgery.
It was established in 1982 with the goal of providing high-quality education for students preparing to meet the ever-evolving needs and opportunities of the 21st-century workforce. Despite its young age, Tor Vergata has already reached high quality standards in Italy and Europe. Located in the south-eastern suburb of Rome, the university combines a liberal arts tradition with emphasis on career orientation in the field of Economics, Engineering, Sciences and Medicine.
Many professors of the university are important members of the Italian cultural and political environment.
The Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples is a private university located in Naples, Italy. It was founded in 1895 and is organized into 8 departments.
Bologna graduated in literature and philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome in 1947, discussing a thesis in Medieval and Modern Art History with Pietro Toesca. In 1948 he won the "Max Ascoli" scholarship at the Italian Institute of Historical Studies founded the previous year by Benedetto Croce in Naples, where he attended the courses of Benedetto Croce, Federico Chabod and Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli. In 1951 he graduated in "Art flamand: histoire et technique” at the Brussel Art Seminar in Brussels, where he also worked with Paul Coremans at the Musée du Cinquantenaire.
The Sapienza University of Rome, also called simply Sapienza or the University of Rome, is a collegiate research university located in Rome, Italy. Formally known as Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", it is one of the largest European universities by enrollments and one of the oldest in history, founded in 1303. The University is one of the most prestigious Italian universities, commonly ranking first in national rankings and in Southern Europe.
Max Ascoli (1898–1978) was a Jewish Italian-American professor of political philosophy and law at the New School for Social Research, United States of America.
Benedetto Croce was an Italian idealist philosopher, historian and politician, who wrote on numerous topics, including philosophy, history, historiography and aesthetics. In most regards, Croce was a liberal, although he opposed laissez-faire free trade and had considerable influence on other Italian intellectuals, including both Marxist Antonio Gramsci and fascist Giovanni Gentile. Croce was President of PEN International, the worldwide writers' association, from 1949 until 1952. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature sixteen times.
From 1955 he taught medieval and modern art history and from 1958 he was a tenured professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and then in Rome. In 1965 he became full professor of medieval art history at the Faculty of Magisterium of the University of Messina, then moving to the University of Naples in 1967 and to the University of Tor Vergara in Rome in 1984.
As part of his university career he held numerous positions at numerous academic and cultural institutions: director of the institute of art history and of the related specialization course at the University of Naples, member of the technical committee for the establishment of the faculty of literature and philosophy at the University of Siena, member of the National Council for Cultural and Environmental Heritage, scientific advisor for art history at the Italian Institute of Philosophical Studies in Naples, member of theItalian Institute of Human Sciences from Florence.
From 1970 he was ordinary member of the National Society of Sciences, Letters and Arts in Naples, and ordinary non-resident member of the Pontanian Academy of Naples for the history, archeology and philology class. In 2003 he founded the six-monthly periodical “Confronto. Studies and research in European art history".
Bologna died on 3 April 2019.
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