Tag Archives: Philosophy of Art

CILDO MEIRELES, CONCEPTUAL AND POLITICAL ART: A REVERSE DUCHAMP

In the late 60s and early 70s in Brazil, a series of works on unsustainable practices and conceptual art strategies with political activism. It was not representation of revolutionary processes of images of guerrillas or works weakened or of strengthening like Hercules by the revolutionary process. On the contrary, and above all, it was a […]

A feminist and allegorical art of Gustave Courbet and Carolee Schneemann

When we begin contacting Courbet’s painting reproduced above, we interpret as an image of erotic connotations and perhaps even pornographic. The making of realistic painting and its rich detailing reference to the presence of a true view and testified as fact. However, such a reading is too hasty. The correct interpretation of art always requires […]

The Adoration of the Magi according to Giotto

  The Adoration of the Magi, 1304-1306. Capela Scrovegni, Pádua, Itália. While the other monotheists and the Protestant Reformation excluded images of worship, the Catholic Church maintained its pictorial representation giving her a didactic use. This use of the image was always questioned throughout history by various currents within the Church. However, the argument of […]

Art and autonomy: the decisive contribution of modernity

The concept of genius was first formulated by the Enlightenment and later developed in German Idealism. Its function was to explain the differential nature of art when compared to the world or nature. From its origins and development, this concept took two contradictory directions. On one side it was assumed irrationality linked to a power […]