A Cor e o Esplendor, o Sorriso e a Música

O Pórtico da Glória (1168-1188) da Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

Analysis of the style, shapes, musicality, colors and characters represented in the Portico of Glory of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Romanic Masterpiece by Master Mateo (fl.1161-1227), architect and sculptor in the service of Ferdinand II (c.1137-1188), King of León and Galicia.

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O Descendimento

Novas expressões corporais 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.

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O Reino do Espírito na transcendência da imagem de Cristo

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 for its popularity above all in the sculptural sarcophagus art of the period.

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A felicidade da vida interior no amor aos livros. Parte I

Study on Education founded on the Spirit based in the Western library tradition, in the love of the printed word. In these First Part, there is a chronological sequence, from Greece to Rome, with information about the first library centers in the West.

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A felicidade da vida interior no amor aos livros. Parte II

Study on Education founded on the Spirit in the Western library tradition, in the love of the printed word. In these Second Part, its trajectory from the spread of Christianity and the leading role of the Catholic Church. From the first religious Christians, the tradition founded by Benedict of Nursia (480-547) and Cassiodorus (c.485-585), to the Encyclopedism of Isidore of Seville (c.560-636) Saint Boniface OSB (c.672-754) and finally, Richard de Bury (1287-1345) and his work Philobiblon.

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Flechas de ouro o Amor todas lançou!

Ausiàs March (c.1397-1439) e as vítimas do Amor

Analysis of Poem (Dictat) LXXIX by the Valencian poet Ausiàs March (c.1397-1439) in which March develops the classic allegory of the arrows of Love to make a poetic meditation on the authentic love of lovers from the Past. For this, the song I love with mind and heart, by the Gascon troubadour Guiraut de Calanson (fl.1202-1212), is also analyzed, in which he also makes an allegory of love (and cites the arrows), in addition to the source origin of the whole tradition: Ovid’s Metamorphoses.


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).