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Philosophy of the Artistic Expression

subject Philosophy of the Artistic Expression
teacher PhDr. Ivona Raimanová


Philosophy, aesthetics, media conception of reality, the technical reproducibility of art, a shift from the principle of sight to the imaginary vision. Philosophy of the creation is described as a part of the media thinking and the perception of images, dual  reality of images to the perception of forms. The aim is to highlight the "procedural" specificity of creation, the relationship of art and thinking, thinking with differences in shape, color or principle line, dispositivity of a space and a spectator area, the relationship between art and technology, a spatial display and time display: including technical forms of mediation: the apparatus. The subject also introduce the main form of aesthetics as a theoretical technique of artistic creation: so theory and criticism and its historical development. Internal differentiation of aesthetics with its systematical layout and methodological complexity. Specifics based on Baumgartner distinction between gnoetic and intellect abd aisthesis, sensibility givens. Since the 18th century the word aesthetic theory of art and beauty,  emphases on aisthésis: perception. The critical phase is then represented primarily by Kant - Critique of Judgement - who insists on internal finality of the work of art in its specificity and Hegel, with its introduction to relation of artworks to the direction of historical development. Contemporary aesthetics represents an attempt to widen the concept of the aesthetics of life, forms of knowledge, feeling and action. Finally, the students  study attempts to cross the traditional formula of aesthetic perception (W.Welsh, P. Virilio. A. Danto, J. Ranciere), in which each in their own way points to a deeper difference between intellect and perception. Students should thus able to understand - and take the advantage of this in their creation - an interconnected role of philosophy - and aesthetics, which reconfigures the space of art philosophy and artistic creation.


syllabus 1. semester 1. From visible to the optical. Philosophy of the art creation. Perception of space and perception of motion. Approaches of visual perception. From optical to imaginary. Eye and a picture.  Displaying of space and time.
2. Photography and a technical picture. Camera, technicla devices and pictures. Symbolical character of traditional pictures. Simulation of the thinking procedure - problematics of scene and codified world. Exchanges of mediation between a human and his enviroment.
3. Thinking through a picture. Picturesque of a picture. Thinking and art, thinking of difference between a form and a colour. The world as an analogon of a picture. The impossibility of a representation. Picture as a form of civilization.
2. semester 4. Introduction to the Aesthetics, theory of expression and theory of imitation. Aestetics functions and meaning potentials.
5. Kant and hist approach to Critique of Judgement.  Between rationalism and empirism.  he purpose of a form and purpose of nature.
6. G.W.F. Hegel:  art as a product of the spirit, a form of aboslut, sensual visual shape in adequate form of idea.
7. W. Benjamin: deciphering of autra, language of art and extensive totality. Symbolical form and beauty, art and design.
3. semester 8. W. Welsch: Aestetic thinking: problem of apercepception, seeing of an object, but not the vision of vision itself. The background of a sense transfer its perception.
9. J.-F. Lyotard: Painting becomes thinking, ptoblemacy of noble as the effort at a critical reflection on the issue Zobra
10. Aestetic of disappeating: absence and inattention, vision acceleration, aesthetics disappearance, movement, static, an accident like a procedure