Responsible teacher: Prof. Giuseppe Cassalia   contacts :

The professor. Giuseppe Cassalia graduated in History and Conservation of Architectural and Environmental Heritage at the Faculty of Architecture of Reggio Calabria. After moving to Trieste in 2002 he collaborated in the drafting of the Atlas of Cultural Heritage of the Municipality of Trieste and in 2004 he held the position of substitute teacher of Geometric Disciplines at the Liceo Artistico “E. and U. Nordio”. From 2005 to 2015 he taught Technology and Image Art in lower secondary schools and in 2012 he won the ordinary competition for teaching Drawing and Art History in upper secondary schools (A017). He has been employed at the Galilei since 2015 and teaches Drawing and History of Art.

Mission of the Department

The Michelangelo Department is made up of Drawing and Art History teachers – class A025. The teaching aims to provide the student with the methodological tools for an in-depth understanding of the historical-artistic reality, with references, where possible, also to the history and culture of the place, so that the problems and questions that arise from the past can be addressed with a critical, creative and planning attitude. At the same time these ideas taken from the past, where the connection will appear lawful and compatible, can be updated thanks to the comparison with arguments drawn from the contemporary world.

The graphic and geometric language is acquired not only as a tool for investigating shapes, space and the physical environment, but the use of drawing techniques and knowledge of descriptive geometry methods are also aimed at understanding, studying and analyzing the fundamental works of the history of art and architecture.

Upon completion of the five-year course, the main skills acquired by the student are: being able to read the peculiar elements of the architectural and figurative language in its constitutive and stylistic components, using an appropriate terminology and descriptive syntax; acquire the ability to interpret and place the works over time, relating them to the social, cultural and economic context that produced them, recognizing their materials, techniques, symbolic values and functions and being able to use specific languages and to recognize the formal elements and relationships with intentions and meanings, using formal and iconographic reading as analysis tools.