Contemporary Art and Culture
1st Cycle Studies
Art and Modern Culture
Each class will have 50% of their time devoted to theory and 50% to practical analysis of works of art. There will be guidance and monitoring of specific investigations.
Understand the nature of art inside culture.
- Deal with art as a form of knowledge and a media platform between mankind and the world.
- Realize the difference between the object of art and the object of design.
- Understand the relation between art and media, art and science and art and philosophy.
- Distinguish the idea of beauty and ugly in an historical perspective.
- Acquire the ability to do a critical analysis of the work of art and
- Identify major aesthetic movements that underlie the development of the paradigms of contemporary art and culture.
- Acquire a general overview of contemporary artistic production.
- Interact with works of art in guided tours of exhibitions
- Art and culture.
- Theory of art: art and aesthetic cognition, art and communication.
- Artwork and aesthetic object - aestheticization of the world.
- Art, science and technology.
- Mechanisms of legitimating the artwork.
- Art as a"gratuitous essential."
- The language of art: discourses, techniques and vocabulary.
- Models of reading the image.
- The evolution of the space of representation: From Caravaggio, Velázquez and Manet to Lucian Freud, Morimura or Mapplethorpe.
- Modernity and Modernism: Manet and Marcel Duchamp.
- The Vanguards and Futurism.
- The Duchamp paradigm in a diachronic perspective: from conceptual art to current transdiciplinarity.
- The importance of Duchamp's work to understand contemporary art: appropriation and quotation.
- Deconstruction and Post-Modernity (60s to current: Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Conceptualism, Minimalism, Feminism, etc.. (Disciplinary Mergers: Lessons in Photography, Video, Sculpture, Dance and Cinema)
José Augusto Maçãs da Silva Carvalho
Almeida, Bernardo Pinto, O plano da imagem, Assírio & Alvim, Lisboa, 1997.
Almeida, Bernardo Pinto, Transição – a nova paisagem artística no final do século xx, Assírio & Alvim, Lisboa, 2002.
Barbosa, Pedro, Metamorfoses do real – Arte, Imaginário e conhecimento estético, Afrontamento, 1995.
Cabanne, Pierre, Marcel Duchamp: Engenheiro do Tempo Perdido, Assírio & Alvim, 1990.
Cádima, Francisco Rui, História e crítica da comunicação, Séc XXI, 1996.
Coelho, Eduardo Prado, O fio da modernidade, Noticias, 2004.
Foucault, Michel, O que é um autor, Vega, 1995.
Honnef, Klaus, Contemporary Art, Taschen, Koln, 1994.
Lipman, Matthew, What happens in Art, Irvington Publishers, NY, 1983.
Miranda, José Bragança de, Politica e Modernidade, Colibri, Lisboa, 1997.
Vidal, Carlos, Imagens sem disciplina – meios e arte nas últimas décadas, Vendaval, Lisboa, 2002.
Ward, Glenn, Postmodernism, Hodder & Toughton, 1997.