|Course code module||FLWFA08300|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
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Students have a general knowledge of the central issues, the main notions and the primary authors of the history of philosophy in general and of philosophy of culture in particular.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
At the end of the course, students must be able to:
use and define central notions of the history of the philosophy of art
clarify the contribution of the discussed authors to the history of the philosophy of art
explain the different understandings of art
describe and compare different manifestations of the image in visual art as presented during the course
write an analysis of a contemporary artwork (in casu the work of Alfredo Jaar) in accordance with the discussed issues and approaches
3. Course content
The course develops three central issues:
The ontological status of the image in art. In the first part, we will consider some basic notions of the philosophy of art that played a major role in the develoment of literature and the visual arts in Europa. In particular we will explain notions as medium, origin, myth, image (eikon, imago), resemblance, mimesis, representation.
The rise and the meaning of modern esthetics. In this second part, we will give an introduction to the esthetics of the main representatives of German idealism, in particular Kant, romanticism and Hegel. In the eldest programm of the German idealism, esthetics is considered in terms of a 'first' philosophy.
Introduction to contemporary art. In this part, students will have to participate to the lecture of the contemporary artist, Alfredo Jaar. Moreover, we will consider some contemporary theories of art, in particular: the representation theory, the expression theory, formalism, and nominalism (language theories) of art.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparation
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Text and image materials will be put on blackboard.
The written version of the lectures of the first part is available on blackboard.
For the second part, we refer to the first three chapters of Frank Vande Veire, Als in een donkere spiegel - de kunst in de moderne filosofie, SUN, 2002.
The short version of the courses of the third part is available on blackboard.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Frank Vande Veire, Als in een donkere spiegel - de kunst in de moderne filosofie, SUN, 2002.
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