Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Art History (Contemporary Art)

Code

2693

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Department

Departamento de Conservação e Restauro

Credits

6.0

Teacher in charge

Rita Andreia Silva Pinto de Macedo

Weekly hours

4

Total hours

68

Teaching language

Português

Objectives

Problematically analyze contemporary art, distinguishing the multiplicity of aesthetical trends and integrate them in its historic and theory context. 

Plan and develop research in Art History as part of the decision making process in conservation and restoration

Subject matter

 

HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART

 

 

Program:
 1. The art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Conservation and restoration.

2. Antecedents of Enlightenment. Reason and sensitivity.
2.1. Neoclassicism and revivals in the context of the Romantic Movement.
2.2. Creation of the Pombaline Lisbon and its consequences.

3. Monumental heritage: revival and eclecticism.

3.1 Landscape and portrait throughout the 19th century.
3.2 From Naturalism to Realism in Painting and Sculpture 

 4. Architecture and Urbanism in the second half of the 19th century. New materials and new technologies.

 5.   Art Nouveau and Symbolism.

6.   The emergence of the idea of Avant-Garde in art.

6.1 Expressionism and Cubism. Abstraction.
6.2 Futurism and Russian avant-gardes. Dada.
6.3 The return to order. Surrealism and New Realisms. Totalitarian regimes and art between the world wars.

 

7.   Foundations of the Modern Movement in architecture.

7.1 From the Modernist ethics to the preponderance of aesthetics.

8.  Post-World War II: the neo-avant-gardes.

8.1 Informalism, New Figuration, Nouveau Réalismeand Pop Art.
8.2 The preponderance of the object in the artistic production of the Sixties.
8.3 Profusion of new materials. The KWY example. 
8.4 The Dematerialization of Art: Performance and  ConceptualArt..

9.   Rethinking the notions of Conservation and Restoration?

 

 

Bibliography

 

General Literature 

 

 

AA.VV., História da Arte em Portugal, Lisboa, Publicações Alfa, 1986.

AA.VV., História da Arte Portuguesa, (Dir. Paulo Pereira), Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1995.

AA.VV., Mortality-Imortality?: The Legacy of XXst Century (ed. Miguel Angel Corzo), Los Anheles, Getty, 1999.

A.A.VV., Science et Conscience du Patrimoine - Actes des Entretiens du Patrimoine (dir. Pierre Nora), Paris, Fayard, 1994.

ARGAN, Giulio Carlo, L''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Arte Moderna, Firenze, Sansoni, 1970 (ed. brasileira: São Paulo, Compaª das Letras, 1992).

BENEVOLO, Leonardo, História de la Arquitectura Moderna, Barcelona, Gustavo Gili, 1996.

CHOAY, Françoise, L''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Allégorie du Patrimoine, Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1992.

FUSCO, Renato de, História da Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa, Presença, 1988.

FERRIER, Jean-Louis, L''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Aventure de l''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Art au XIXème Siècle, Paris, Hachette, 1991.

FRANÇA, José-Augusto, A Arte em Portugal no século XIX, Lisboa, Bertrand, 1991, 2 vols.

FRANÇA, José- Augusto, A Arte em Portugal no século XX, Lisboa, Bertrand, 1991.

FRANCASTEL, Pierre, Arte e Técnica nos séculos XIX e XX, Lisboa, Livros do Brasil, 1963.

GOITIA, Fernando Chueca, Breve História do Urbanismo, Lisboa, Presença, 1982.

HITCHOCK, Henry-Russel, Architecture: nineteenth and twentieth centuries, London, Penguin, 1986. (Arquitectura de los siglos XIX y XX. Madrid, Cátedra, 1981)

LUCIE-SMITH, Edward, Art today, London, Phaidon, 1995.

PATETTA, Luciano, Historia de la Arquitectura - Antologia Critica, Madrid, Celeste Ediciones, 1997.

RAMIREZ, Juan Antonio, Historia del Arte - El Mundo Contemporáneo, Madrid, Alianza, Editorial, 1997.

Specific Literature

Provided in class

 

Teaching method

Lectures supported by audiovisual materials.

A closer look onto the subject matters is encouraged by:

- Visiting artists;

- Museum and gallery visits.

Lectures are followed by students’ questions and exercises aimed at developing critical abilities.

 

Evaluation method

Assessment is individual and relies on the production of a paper and a written examination.

 

Courses