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 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.


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).


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.