Modern Thought and Artistic Practices
This is a basic training subject that is part of Theoretical Foundations of Artistic Practices
- Studies: Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts
- Credits: 6 ECTS
- Year: First year
- Type: Basic Training
- Subject code: GBA01
This is a basic training subject that is part of Theoretical Foundations of Artistic Practices. It aims to introduce the study and reflection on the most relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks of artistic practices in The Modern Age. It pays special attention to the period of the change from the nineteenth to the twentieth century and until the progressive entry into crisis of these theoretical and conceptual frameworks in the post-WWII period. With a critical insight into the historiographical discourse, it offers a context for discussion and analysis that enables the reconstruction of a link between the artistic practices of the past and the present. To this end, it will examine the relationship that art established with philosophy, nature, society, science and religion at a time of profound transformation of the world and of our way of knowing it.
Theoretical and conceptual frameworks of artistic practices in modernity. The legacies of Humanism and the Enlightenment, from Romanticism to the Vanguards. The autonomy of art as a paradigm. The role of art in the emergence of a new society. Art, revolution and ideology. Art, city and mass culture. The crises of the modernity. The historical narrative under a critical, gender and decolonial perspective.
- Collecting and interpreting data and information upon which to base conclusions, including thoughts on matters of a social, scientific or ethical nature in the field of artistic practices.
- Use of gender sensitive language, both in oral and written productions.
- Complete comprehension of oral and written messages of different kinds expressed in one’s own language(s) and in English.
- Analyzing situations, facts and professional and non-professional practices incorporating the gender and intersectional perspective.
- Critical use of the fundamental concepts associated with the historiographical discourses of modernity.
- Conscious application of knowledge on modern artistic practices in one’s arguments and reflections.
- Appropriate use of analogical and digital resources in practice and to carry out complex research, ensuring the correct management of authorship.
- Argument-based analyzation of the most important characteristics of modern art practices and referents, relating their historical references to current ones.