This course unit introduces the main themes of artistic debate in modern and contemporary Portugal. It aims at distinguishing the important moments of Portuguese art history in a broad and diachronic perspective, such as the essential works, authors and artistic contexts from the 16th to 20th centuries.
In the end, students are expected to be able to • discuss the main development lines of different movements and artistic contexts in Portugal between the 16th and 19th centuries; • understand and recognize art as a social fact within a historical duration; • read a monument and work of art, placing it in space and time; • identify the work of art as an artistical document.
Introduction. Conjunctures and notions. 1. “AO ROMANO” • Definition of Mannerism. • Architecture and Ornament • Classicism, Mannerism and 'Chão' style. 2. 17th century: • Restauration architecture; Emergence of new images 3. BARROQUE CYCLE • Baroque architecture: the North and the South; 4 EARTHQUAKE. Rococo and 'Pombalismo' • Architecture, Painting and Sculpture. 5. THE LONG XIX CENTURY 6.TODAY AND TOMORROW Modernity tracks: Portuguese art in the 20th century.
Paulo PEREIRA; Arte Portuguesa, Círculo dos Leitores, Temas e Debates, Lisboa 2011 ( capítulos 10 a 16 pp. 508 a 871)
Vítor SERRÃO, História da Arte Portuguesa – O Barroco, Lisboa, Ed. Presença, 2003.
José-Augusto FRANÇA, História da Arte Portuguesa – O Pombalismo e o Romantismo, Lisboa, Ed. Presença, 2004.
José-Augusto FRANÇA, História da Arte Portuguesa – O Modernismo, Lisboa, Ed. Presença, 2004
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a
presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one
final presence-based exam (100%).
Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.