© by Ricardo da Costa © 1995-2021
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© by Ricardo da Costa © 1995-2021
La Dama y el Unicornio
Los cinco sentidos corporales mediante la imagen de la mujer
Presentation of the tapestry cycle The Lady and the Unicorn (c. 1500), one of the great masterpieces of the Middle Ages, and its interpretation of the five senses analysed in relation to the considerations about women shown in the Book of Contemplation in God (1271-1274), the most extensive work by Ramon Llull (1232-1316) and the first to be written after his conversion and decade of meditation and self-taught studies.
Mulheres na Idade Média
Very brief consideration about the female condition in the Middle Ages.
Erotismo Estético Medieval
As Virgens Néscias e Prudentes em Sant Quirze de Pedret (séc. XII) e nas catedrais de Freiburg (c.1300) e de Estrasburgo (c. 1280-1300)
Analysis of three medieval artistic expressions of the biblical Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Mt 25, 1-13): the frescoes the southern apse from Pedret (12th century) and the sculptures of the cathedrals of Freiburg (c.1300) and Strasbourg (c.1280-1300). From the hieratic sobriety of Catalan Romanesque frescoes to the sensual Gothic expressiveness of German sculptures.
O Bom Pastor na Arte Paleocristã (sécs. III-IV)
The aim of the work is to analyse the iconographic theme of the Good Shepherd in Paleochristian art and the reasons why he was popular in the sculptural art of the period.
Os Cães do Senhor
O papel da Ordem dos Pregadores na renovação urbana e intelectual do Ocidente Medieval (séc. XIII)
The work presents a brief historical context of the effervescent 13th century of the Medieval West and the importance of the Order of Preachers in urban renewal and in the consolidation of Christian thought in the newly founded universities.
Jogo da ποιέω, sublime manifestação particular do universal
Preface to the book Aesthetics of the Body in Western Art, by Matheus Corassa da Silva.
Do Mundo Clássico ao Barroco
The Allegory (ἀλληγορία) was a literary, philosophical and aesthetic resource widely used by Western cultural tradition. It enriched the mental and artistic universe to the point of becoming a poetic topos (τόπος). Artistic. The objective of this work is to discuss the importance of allegory for Literature and Art. From the Ancient World to the Baroque.
O Triunfo da Morte (c.1562) de Bruegel, o Velho (c.1525-1569)
Uma leitura sonora do macabro espetáculo artístico
Analysis of the macabre themes exposed in the famous painting The Triumph of Death (c. 1562), by Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569). My interpretive proposal is to appreciate the images from the musical suggestions that the artist represents, and that the density of the drama of existence in the face of death can be understood more profoundly with the confrontation of the painting’s images with the musicality of the instruments and the sound of scenes.
Os camponeses na arte de Bruegel, o Velho (c.1525-1569)
Genre painting, a tradition in History of Art, was very developed by Bruegel the Elder. His scenes of daily peasant life profoundly marked the image of pre-industrial Europe. The purpose of this work is to analyze his image of the peasant: his life, parties, his dances, the remarkable moments of his life.
Novas expressões na Arte (sécs. XIV-XV)
As the Middle Ages acquired new delicate body expressions in Art with Gothic, the artists felt more at ease to experience new gestures of the human body. For that, Christ continued to be the aesthetic reference. The theme of the Descent from the Cross served as the basis for this bodily experimentalism. Our proposal is to ascertain the different nuances of these new expressions between 14th and 15th centuries.
José Enrique Ruiz-Domènec (1948- )
Artesão do verbo
The historiographical production of José Enrique Ruiz-Domènec (1948-) and his influence on my totalizing vision of History: his multidisciplinarity, method and dialogue with other areas of knowledge from Human Sciences.
O Tribunal do Santo Ofício
Representações inquisitoriais em Pedro Berruguete (c. 1450-1504), Goya (1746-1828) e Cristiano Banti (1824-1904)
The mith of Inquisition in the iconographic interpretation of three artistic representations: Pedro Berruguete (c. 1450-1504), Goya (1746-1828) and Cristiano Banti (1824-1904).
Volúpia e Desejo
Susana e os Anciãos na Arte
The biblical theme Susanna and the elders in the History of Art – in seven artists: the Master of Fauvel (Anonymous master, 14th century), Domenico di Michelino (1417-1491), Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480-1556), Jan Massys (c. 1510-1575), Jacques-Antoine Beaufort (1721-1784), Francesco Hayez (1791-1881), and Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1623).
Na Antiguidade e na Idade Média
The Rhetoric in Antiquity and the Middle Ages from the perspective of eleven philosophers. It also offers an extract from us translated from the New Rhetoric (1301) of the Catalan philosopher Ramon Llull (1232-1316), the first translation into Portuguese.
Um tributo à arte de ouvir
O amor cortês nas cançons de Berenguer de Palou
The concept of courtly love in eight songs (cançons) of the Catalan medieval troubadour Berenguer de Palou.
Ética e Estética da Música
Na filosofia de Ramon Llull (1232-1316)
Brief exposition of the importance of Music in Western aesthetic thought. Since Plato, and later, in the Middle Ages, San Isidore of Seville, Guido of Arezzo and Ramon Llull, all had thinkers who did meditations on the importance of the aesthetics of harmonic sounds for human existence. In relation to Llull, we deal with the subject from the works Doctrina pueril (c. 1274-1276), Fèlix o el Libre de meravelles (c. 1289), Arbre de Ciència (c. 1295-1296), Ars generalis ultima (c. 1305), Ars brevis (1308) and especially, the Libre de contemplació en Déu (c. 1273-1274).
Trabalha e Confia
As idades médias capixabas
Analysis of the academic studies about the Middle Ages in the State of Espírito Santo (ES-Brazil).
Em vez de amordaçar a Educação, o Projeto Escola sem Partido a liberta para o pensamento independente
Commentary on the fourth point of the Law Proposal School without Party that makes it compulsory to display in all the classrooms of elementary and middle school a poster with the duties of teachers.
Ausiàs March. Dictats. Obra completa
Review of the Complete Works of the Valencian poet Ausiàs March (1400-1459), edited by Robert Archer.
Ramon Llull (1232-1316) foi o filósofo da tolerância na Idade Média?
O Livro do Tártaro e o Cristão (1288)
Analysis of the concept of tolerance and its inapplicability to the study of relations between religions in the Middle Ages.
Academical Memorial (1981-2016)
Academic Memorial presented on April 26, 2017 to a Special Commission to progress to the last level of academic career in Brazil (Professor Titular), with the narrative (textual and imagery) of my intellectual trajectory, from the formation (in the beginning of the decade of 80 of the 20th century, in the graduation of History) until December 2016, with professional and academic choices, research topics, activities of teaching, research and extension, as well as the publications of my translations of medieval documents and published works in Brazil and abroad.
As múltiplas Idades Médias de Jacques Le Goff (1924-2014)
The Multiple Middle Ages investigated by Jacques Le Goff (1924-2014) in his academic career: civilization, imaginary, cities, bankers, daily life, intellectuals, Saint Louis (1214-1270).
A Poética do Corpo
Expressões e gestos no Retábulo de São João Batista (1425-1430), de Bernat Martorell (1390-1452)
Étude iconographique du Retable de Saint Jean-Baptiste (1425-1430), attribué au peintre gothique catalan Bernat Martorell (1390-1452), afin d’analyser les représentations imagétiques du corps du saint, ses expressions faciales, ses gestes.
Na Antiguidade e na Idade Média
First part of the book Aesthetics.
Desconsolado, el filósofo mira al Cielo
El Tratado de Astronomía (1297) de Ramón Llull (1232-1316)
Analysis of Tractat d'Astronomia (1297) of Catalan Philosopher Ramon Llull