AESTHETICS AND ART HISTORY FOR EDUCATORS (Module 1)
The course seeks to encourage participants to reflect on issues related to aesthetics and art history based on the analysis of images and reading short texts that connect art, culture and philosophy. Participants will have the support of the teacher to develop their own projects, and thus be able to better meet the specificities of their students.
To train education professionals and other interested parties to make use of aesthetics and art history as a resource for the creative, emotional and social development of children and adolescents.
Educators - Artists - Art-Educators - General Public
Reading and discussion of texts. Projection and analysis of images. We will seek to creatively relate the ideas and images presented, focusing not only on pre-established content, but above all on a "reflective dynamics" during classes. Inspired by the methods of the plastic artist and art-educator Helio Rodrigues, we will seek to prioritize "occurrences" that are characteristic of each class.
Class 1 - Course presentation
Class 2 - From the idea of landscape to the concept of "beautiful"
Lesson 3 - The "sublime": nature, abstraction, transcendence
Class 4 - Ruins: romantic inspiration and artistic metaphor
Lesson 5 - Visual empathy and corporeality
Lesson 6 - Spatial experience, city and memory
Class 7 - The "artistic look": distance and proximity
Class 8 - Modern art and purity of form
Classroom 9 - "Aesthetic pantheism", "ready-mades", "found objects"
Class 10 - Final debate, proposal discussion, closing
Duchamp, Marcel. "The Creative Act", Convention of the American Federation of Arts, Houston, Apr. 1957.
___. "Apropos of 'Readymades'", Art of Assemblage symposium, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Oct. 1961.
Greenberg, Clement. "Towards a Newer Laocoön", Partisan Review, July-August 1940.
___. "Modernist Painting" (Forum Lectures, "Voice of America", Washington, DC, 1960), Art & Literature, n. 4, Spring 1965.
Ortega y Gasset, Jose. The dehumanization of art and other aesthetic essays, Madrid, Espasa Calpe, 1987.
Simmel, Georg. Philosophical Culture, A. Kröner, Leipzig, 1919.
Wolfflin, Heinrich. Psychology of architecture, Paris, Ed. Square, 1996.
Worringer, Wilhelm. Abstraction and Empathy: A Contribution to the Psychology of Style, Ivan R. Dee, 1997.
- In addition to the classes given live once a week and the content made available on the platform, teachers support students through the platform throughout the course;
- The contents of the classes are available on the AAB platform and developed in the weekly classes via zoom;
- Professor Thomas Simões.
Architect and Urban Planner (University of Brasilia)
Master in Cultural History (Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro)
Doctor in History and Civilizations (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
Participation of at least 70% of the course is required to receive the certificate.
Cerification issued by Brazil Action Art with extension level.
This course lasts for 2.5 months (22 hours), containing:
- Classes by Zoom
- Exchanges of Experiences
- Final work
day and time
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm - Live class via Zoom
There are no prerequisites for taking this course.