Aesthetics I

Plastic Arts - Painting and Intermedia
4 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 7,0 OT


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The students are provided with conceptual tools that will enable them to develop critical sense about the artistic world based on historical analysis of the main aesthetic conceps and domains, namely Plato and the theory of pictorial representation.

1. The aesthetic experience
2. The beautiful
3. The sublime
4. The mimetics
5. The theory of pictorial representation

Evaluation Methodology
Written open-book test or exam (50% of final mark) A practical assignment with public discussion (50% of final mark)

- Dickie, G. (2008). Introdução à Estética. Lisboa: Editorial Bizâncio
- Lombardo, G. (2003). A Estética da Antiguidade Clássica. Lisboa: Editorial Estampa

Method of interaction

Software used in class