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Do monumento à arte pública em Portugal no séc. XX

Author(s): Santiago, Catarina, 1989-

Date: 2013

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Origin: Repositório da Universidade de Lisboa

Subject(s): Bastos, Vitor, 1830-1894; Arte pública; Escultura; Monumentos; Arte contemporânea


Nowadays, to talk of Public Ar tis to assume a series of interventions of different nature, which occur in the public space and interfere with the day to day life of people. Its Physical presence varies in accordance with the objectives it proposes itself, though it might not always reach them. In order to understand these objectives, it is necessary to analyze the areas that define this encompassing and controversial concept. With special attention to sculpture, due to the continuity of an academic path pursued so far and, in a national context, due to the relevance it might have in its understanding, its first independent artistic expression in the public space – the monument – is analyzed and accompanied until the moment where a necessity for individual expression separates from itself and seeks its place. Public sculpture emerges and so does its expansion at the plastic and programmatic level, which inevitably raises the question of its purpose and effect in the public space. It is from here that the last area, urban art, gains a position of prominence and raises new solutions for experiencing art in the public space, exploiting a direct relationship with its principal intervenient

Tese de mestrado, Ciências da arte e do património, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas Artes, 2013

Document Type Master thesis
Language Portuguese
Advisor(s) Pereira, José Carlos, 1970-
Contributor(s) Santiago, Catarina, 1989-
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