Checking date: 09/05/2024


Course: 2024/2025

Aesthetics
(13812)
Bachelor in Humanities (Plan: 407 - Estudio: 213)


Coordinating teacher: GALAN DIEZ, ILIA

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: History, Geography and Art Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The course starts from the historical origins of Aesthetics and Art Theory to see which questions are still valid today and the theoretical problems and solutions that have been given throughout history. In particular the plot of the modern, beauty and other aesthetic theories, the artist in modern life, the autonomy of art and the public of art are focused on. A knowledge of philosophy and of art, literature and music would be valuable, but is not indispensable and can be acquired during the course. The lessons will take place with the requirement of not using the computer or cell phone in class, as well as sitting in the first seats until they are full and all this in order to facilitate the dialogue that develops thoughts, they are not lessons that give prefabricated thoughts but with Socratic method, it helps to generate the contents from the diatribe and dialectic.
Objectives
Approximation of the student to the knowledge of Aesthetics throughout Modernity, attending both to the foundational texts and to the theory generated from the side of creation, specifically the link between art and thought. In this way, the student will be able to recognize some of the fundamental theoretical problems in art today and will be able to outline some attempts at resolution. The course starts from the historical origins of Aesthetics and Art Theory to see which questions are still valid today and the theoretical problems and solutions that have been given throughout history. In particular, it focuses on the plot of the modern, beauty and other aesthetic theories, the artist of modern life, the autonomy of art and the public of art.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
PROGRAM AESTHETICS AND ART THEORY I. Introduction to Aesthetics as a synthetic philosophy. II. The theory of the arts, gnoseology and art history as bases of aesthetics. III. Origins of Aesthetics (theories of art) and Plato's Athens. IV. From Alexander the Great to the Roman Empire. V. Christianity, aesthetics and art. VI. Renaissance and Baroque. VII. The Enlightenment or the rebirth of aesthetics. VIII. The Kantian revolution. IX. Romanticism and its inheritance. X. From the romantic dissolution to the avant-garde and the present. New problems: digital art.
Learning activities and methodology
The corpus of this course is theoretical and therefore all the activity is theoretical, which does not prevent some ¿practical¿ sessions, which are actually theoretical, in some museums in Madrid or exhibitions, or commenting on videos and other works of electronic art, for example. The methodology is the classic expositio and disputatio, but in a modern version. That is to say, exposition of the subject and debate about the problems between the teacher and the students. All this accompanied by readings and visits to exhibitions or museums, concerts, etc., that the students do. The latter only to the extent possible. ECTS CREDITS: 6 HOURS/WEEK: 4
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Baldassare Castiglione. El Cortesano. Cátedra. 2011
  • David Hume. La norma del gusto y otros ensayos. Diputación de Valencia. 2008
  • Ilia Galán. El Romanticismo y sus mutaciones actuales. Dyckinson. 2013

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.


More information: https://portal.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/dpto_hum_geo_hist_arte/Miembros_nueva/ilia_galan