Geometry at Fine Arts and Design Faculties

EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER OF ERASMUS PARTNER FACULTIES

7th - 9th May 2018

i2ADS - Research Institute in Art, Design and Society / Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto / Junta de Freguesia do Bonfim, Porto

What is it?

The Geometry at Fine Arts and Design Faculties - European Encounter of Erasmus Partner Faculties is going to be an international meeting on pedagogy and didactics of Geometry and Perspective oriented towards Drawing. It is going to be a gathering of fellow academics debating common affairs, a peer’s forum aiming at enabling mutual acquaintance, as well as knowledge about what is being done by the peers in pedagogical and didact terms and in their researching and tutoring. It is a challenge to the peers for sharing their experience on teaching and their investigation interests.

Furthermore, the Encounter will also unveil or disclose to the community the role of Geometry as a structure for Drawing, within the Fine Arts and Design context. The Encounter is an academic meeting without a compulsory need to submit an abstract or a paper.

All the participants from Porto’s Fine Arts partner Faculties are welcome.


About

Geometry at the Fine Arts and Design context can be explored trough Representational Systems as a structure for Drawing concerning form. Following what L. Cabezas (1995) wrote, "The Scaffolding of Representation", Geometry can achieve to scaffold Drawing. At a time of “readymade”, it becomes highly convenient, so we think, to demonstrate the importance of Geometry for Drawing within the Fine Arts’ and Design teaching. And mostly that is so because those human activities promote knowledge and reflection together in a permanent balance about seeing, thinking and representing. Moreover, as Drawing is certainly a mediator among Art, Science and Technology, accomplishing it mainly through Geometry, so it is of utter importance to underline such a feature when Art and Science are increasingly establishing stronger bonds. Geometry will reveal from Science and it will carry cognition to Drawing (J. VIEIRA, 2007).

The proposed Encounter was thought as one of the possible means to promote a gathering of Geometry professors on the Fine Arts and Design fields of knowledge. Believing that, sometimes, you cannot always know what your peers are doing, the idea here is to promote a peer’s forum. Each one of us should encourage the debate with a presentation to the forum focusing the mentioned Scopus.

There are going to be three lines of work.
• In the first place, the inner debate with all the participants, over their presentations and experiences and under the critical expertise of the invited keynote speakers.
• In the second place, a complementary cultural programme will follow.
• And, finally, there are going to be three lectures by invited Keynote Speakers promoting the subjects under discussion, not only to the gathered participants, but also to the general community, endorsing the themes.


Aims

• To pursue a path leading to demonstrate spatial reasoning through Geometry and Drawing as one of core importance for the Fine Arts.
• To endorse Geometry in the Fine Arts and Design field of knowledge as a fundamental means to structure and understand form and space.
• To emphasize Geometry as knowledge through which Drawing convenes Art, Science and Technology.
• To divulge the role of Geometry in the Fine Arts and Design thinking and practices.
• To promote future academical research on Geometry under Drawing and Project contexts.
• To benefit the building of a European network for future collaborations and partnerships for teaching and researching on Geometry oriented towards Drawing.

Scientific Committee

ANTÓNIO QUADROS FERREIRA, Emeritus Professor at the University of Porto, Academic Correspondent of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Artist
MÁRIO BISMARCK, Full Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and Artist
JOÃO PEDRO XAVIER, Associated Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and Architect
LÚCIA ALMEIDA MATOS, Associated Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and Curator
VASCO CARDOSO, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto

Organizing Committee

VASCO CARDOSO and the Drawing Departement of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
FERNANDA XAVIER and the International Office of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
ROBERTO CORREIA and i2ADS - Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
JOSÉ MANUEL DA FONSECA CARVALHO, HUGO PINHO, OLÍMPIA COSTA and the Junta de Freguesia do Bonfim
LÚCIA ALMEIDA MATOS and the oMuseu of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
PATRÍCIA ALMEIDA and the Interdepartmental Technical Service – Video
ISABEL BARROSO and the Library of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
SUSANA AFONSO, CLÁUDIA TOMÁS, ROBERTO ESTEVES and the Soares dos Reis School of Arts
JOÃO LIMA and the Interdepartmental Technical Service – Photography

Volunteers

ALEXANDRA GUIMARÃES
ÁLVARO OLIVEIRA
CATARINA DIAS
CATARINA RIO
DWAYNE HOLT
FILIPA JAQUES
FILIPE CAMPOS
GIL MONTEVERDE
IBRAHIM AL-TAIE
MARGARIDA SILVA
MARIANA CARVALHAIS
MIGUEL TEODORO
RODRIGO MACHADO
RUI MOTA
RUI PEDRO MIRANDA

May 7th

Morning

10h00 / Welcome session at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
Faculty Director, Professor José Paiva and Drawing Department Director, Professor Paulo Almeida.

10h30 / Opening at the Faculty Museum
Exhibition: Scaffolding Drawings
Geometry didactics: The Théodore Olivier XIXth Century Models for the Arts;
The Contemporary Drawings from the Fine Arts


11h30 / Visit to the Faculty campus

12h00 - 12h30 / Presentations among colleagues at the Faculty Pavilhão Sul

Afternoon

14h00 - 17h30 / Debate among colleagues
(coffee break by Babybel)
Keynote Speakers are gently invited for a critical participation whenever they consider opportune.

18:15 / Welcome session at Junta de Freguesia do Bonfim (In Portugal the counties are subdivided in smaller areas named “freguesias”)
President of the Junta de Freguesia do Bonfim, José Manuel da Fonseca Carvalho.

18h30 - 19h30 / Open conference at the Junta de Freguesia Main Hall
Mirrors & Perspectives
Professor Lino Cabezas
, University of Barcelona



Night

21:45 / A night view of Porto from the height of the Baroque Clerics Tower, a gentle offer of the Brotherhood of Clerics

May 8th

Morning

8h30 - 12h30 / Guided tour: Porto discovered from the Faculty’s freguesia, Bonfim
Professor Jorge Ricardo Pinto, ISCET, Centre of Studies on Geography and Spatial Planning and Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto
See the Guided Tour

Afternoon

14h00 - 17:30 / Debate among colleagues at the Casa D’Artes do Bonfim
(coffee break by Babybel)
Keynote Speakers are gently invited for a critical participation whenever they consider opportune.

18h30 - 19h30 / Open conference at the Soares dos Reis School of Arts Auditorium
Towards simplicity in teaching
Professor Navarro de Zuvillaga
, Complutense University of Madrid

Night

20h30 / The Encounter Dinner at the Junta de Freguesia Main Hall, by Alicantina.

May 9th

Morning

9h00 - 12h30 / Debate among colleagues at the Faculty Pavilhão Sul
(coffee break by Babybel)
Keynote Speakers are gently invited for a critical participation whenever they consider opportune.

Afternoon

14h00 - 17h30 / Conclusions at the Faculty Pavilhão Sul
(coffee break by Babybel)
Keynote Speakers are kindly requested to make a commented and critical assessment.

18h30 - 19h30 / Open conference at the Faculty Main Auditorium
Regular and Irregular Geometries in Science and Art from Leonardo to Now
Professor Martin Kemp
, University of Oxford.


19h30 - Closing at the Faculty Main Auditorium
Pro-Rector for Pedagogical Innovation and Sport of the University of Porto, Professor Fernando Remião

Keynote Speakers

The Keynote Speakers will gently be offering their precious lectures to the participants and to the general community, who will also be invited to attend (free of charge), and, doing so, enhance the importance of the chosen themes.

Lino Cabezas Gelabert

Full Professor in Drawing at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de Barcelona


Lino Cabezas Gelabert is a Doctor in Fine Arts and Full Professor in Drawing at the University of Barcelona, he was Professor at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, UPC. He taught Perspective, Technical Drawing and Descriptive Geometry. He has participated in numerous Graduate Courses, as well as various conferences and academic meetings, in several distinguished institutions. He was adviser to 18 PhD thesis. As an author and co-author, he published under Ediciones Cátedra 7 books on Theory and History of Drawing.
His scientific papers on Art and Geometry include, La perspectiva angular y la introducción de la perspectiva artística en la España del siglo XVI, D’Art, 1989, “Trazas” y “dibujos” en el pensamiento gráfico del siglo XVI en España D’Art, 1992, Ichnographia, la fundación de la arquitectura, EGA, Revista de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, 1994, Los modelos tridimensionales de la arquitectura en el contexto profesional y en las teorías gráficas del siglo XVI, Anales de Arquitectura, Valladolid, 1994, La perspectiva como modelo de la arquitectura, la arquitectura escorzada, Lecturas de Historia del Arte, Vitoria, 1994, El secreto de la representación objetiva: fabulación e investigación histórica; el “ojo ingenuo” y el conocimiento secreto de David Hockney, EGA, Revista de de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, 2004, El debate permanente de la perspectiva, in Fortuny-Picasso y los modelos académicos de enseñanza, Valladolid, 1989, La revolución del arte del dibujo, in Dibujo: belleza, razón, orden y artificio, Zaragoza, 1992, Razón y medida: La perspectiva y la representación arquitectónica hispana en el siglo XVI, in El modelo italiano en las artes plásticas de la península ibérica durante el Renacimiento, Universidad de Valladolid, 2004.

Javier Navarro de Zuvillaga

Honorary Professor at Complutense University of Madrid


Javier Navarro de Zuvillaga is a Doctor in Architecture trained at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and he is a Graduate in Theory of Design from The Architectural Association School of Architecture of London. He was Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a Full Professor at the Drawing II Department of the Facultad de Bellas Artes of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He was invited Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing 2000). He was Emeritus Professor at Complutense University of Madrid. He researches in Perspective Theatre Architecture, Scenography and Scenic Space. He is Theatre Director and Set Designer in Spain and other countries. Among his projects and awards are, Design of Teatro Móvil, London, 1971, Second Gold Medal at the Salon of Inventions and New Techniques in Geneva and led to the Sao Paulo Biennial, 1975, Restoration of the Teatro Lara, Madrid, 1984, Refurbishing of the Teatro Principal, Palencia, 1993, Design of the stand design for the Total Theatre of Walter Gropius, at Arquitecturas Ausentes del Siglo XX, Galería de Exposiciones del Ministerio de Vivienda, Madrid, 2004.
He has published numerous articles and he has spoken to many international conferences. His main published books are, Fundamentos de Perspectiva, Barcelona, Parramon, 1986, Imágenes de la perspectiva, Madrid, Editorial Siruela, 1996, Mirando a través: La perspectiva en las artes, Barcelona, Ediciones del Serbal, 2000, El Teatro Total de Walter Gropius, Editorial Rueda, Madrid 2004, Forma y representación: un análisis geométrico, Madrid, Akal, 2008, Palindromeando o del arte palindrómica, Madrid, La Oficina, 2010.

Martin Kemp

Fellow of the British Academy, Emeritus Professor in the History of Art at Trinity College. Oxford University

Portrait © Marie Boyle

Martin Kemp was trained in Natural Sciences and Art History at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, London. His books include, The Science of Art. Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale), and The Human Animal in Western Art and Science (Chicago). He has published and broadcast extensively on Leonardo da Vinci, including the prize-winning Leonardo da Vinci. The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man and Leonardo (both Oxford). His Christ to Coke. How image becomes icon (Oxford) looks at 11 representatives of types of icons across a wide range of public imagery. He wrote regularly for Nature, his essays for which have been published as Visualizations and developed in Seen and Unseen (both Oxford) in which his concept of “structural intuitions” is explored. His most recent books are Art in History (Profile Books) and Monas Lisa with Giuseppe Pallanti (Oxford). Living with Leonardo (Thames and Hudson) is published in March 2018.
He has been a Trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland, The Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum. He has curated and co-curated a series of exhibitions on Leonardo and other themes, including Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery in London, Leonardo da Vinci. Experience, Experiment, Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006 and Seduced. Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery London, 2007.
He is now full-time speaking, writing and broadcasting.


Participants

Professors for Geometry and Drawing or Geometrical Drawing, or Methods of Representation, or Perspective, from the European partners Fins Arts Faculties of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto are challenged to participate.
Each participant should present his contribution to the forum. Aiming at defining a guideline to the Encounter inner debate, 5 points are kindly proposed to be followed by the participants for their own presentations:

- the path of Geometry or Representational Systems (or similar) according to teaching under the Fine Arts’ Faculties actual profile;
- your subject’s contents within the grade’s syllabus framework;
- the pedagogical and didactic practices you have developed;
- the investigative practice you have conducted;
- main guidelines for future possible developments.

The participants’ presentations will expectedly encourage the debate by focusing on the mentioned Scopus.

Besides the communication to the forum, each colleague is gently invited to bring:
- a poster (DIN A1) for permanent exhibition during the Encounter so we can learn about your didactics, through students' geometry works, statments or refrences, for example;
- to be exhibit at the Faculty Museum during the Opening Ceremony, two drawings made by your students on Geometry, Linear Perspective or Systems of Representation, or making use of those subjects, (DIN A2) - A CONFIRMATION IS DEFINITELY NEEDED UNTIL APRIL THE 27TH. IT WILL BE DONE BY SENDING THE CONTENTS FOR THE DRAWINGS’ LABELS (NAME OF THE STUDENT, DATE AND MATERIALS USED)

Vasco Cardoso, UNIVERSITY OF PORTO, PORTUGAL
Miguel Angel Maure Rubio, COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY OF MADRID, SPAIN
Eve Eesmaa, TARTU ART COLLEGE, ESTONIA
Marja Nurminen, AALTO UNIVERSITY, FINLAND
Margarita del Cerro Delgado, SCHOOL OF DESIGN IN MADRID, SPAIN
Uršula Berlot Pompe, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Kris van ’t Hof, ARTESIS PLANTIJN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, BELGIUM
Mikołaj Harmoza, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN GDAŃSK, POLAND
Boguslaw Oswiecimski, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN GDAŃSK, POLAND
Marta Branicka, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN GDAŃSK, POLAND
Mateusz Pęk, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN GDAŃSK, POLAND
Jarosław Bauc, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN GDAŃSK, POLAND
Svetoslav Kossev, UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA
Araceli Liste Fernández, UNIVERSITY OF VIGO, SPAIN
María Dolores Vidal Alamar, VALENCIA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, SPAIN
Roberto Vicente Giménez Morell, VALENCIA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, SPAIN
Yvan Le Bozec, EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF ART IN BRITTANY - QUIMPER, FRANCE
Alec Howe, OSLO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, NORWAY
Ülle Marks, ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS, ESTONIA
Marina Falco, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF BRERA, ITALY
Inmaculada López Vílchez, UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA, SPAIN
Erik Roger, LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS, KU LEUVEN ASSOCIATION, BELGIUM
Carlos Gómez Jimeno, SCHOOL OF DESIGN IN MADRID, SPAIN
Teresa Marasca, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF MACERATA, ITALY
Ana Seoane, UNIVERSITY OF VIGO, SPAIN
Luís Marques Espinheira, UNIVERSITY OF PORTO, PORTUGAL

Former Professors for Geometry at University of Porto:
João Athayde e Mello
Álvaro Meireles
Lucena Sampaio


Proceedings

To be available on December 31

Venues

The Faculty of Fine Arts (FBAUP) is the youngest “offspring” of the School of Fine Arts of Porto (ESBAP). Building on over 200 years of teaching experience that culminated in the creation of the current Faculty in 1994, FBAUP has become a centre of excellence in arts education in the city of Porto. In the unique spaces of the Palacete Braguinhas, birthplace of the “Escola do Porto”, leading names of Portuguese art, such as the painters Nadir Afonso, Júlio Resende and Júlio Pomar or the sculptor José Rodrigues, all studied and taught here. Their legacy is still honoured today and is most visible in the famous gardens of FBAUP, where the work of new talented artists in the fields of visual arts (Sculpture, Painting) and Communication Design can be appreciated.

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Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto

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Junta de Freguesia do Bonfim

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Casa D'Artes de Bonfim

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Soares dos Reis School of Arts

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Accommodations

Encounter’s associated Hotels (prices per night, breakfast included), at a very short distance from the venues:

Eurostars Heroísmo 4*

(Maps: 41.146250, -8.593370)
5% discount over the best rate at the time of the booking, at this LINK

Hotel Tryp Porto Centro (Meliá) 3*

(Maps: 41.15709, -8.60220)
Reservations exclusively by EMAIL and mentioning the Encounter.
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Single - 71,10€
Twin - 80,10€

Hotel Vila Galé Porto 4*

(Maps: 41.1508336,-8.599200)
Reservations exclusively by EMAIL and mentioning the Encounter.
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Standard Rooms
Single – 112,00€
Twin – 120,00€
Junior suite (1 or 2 p.) - 149,00€
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Superior Rooms (with a view)
Single – 132,00€
Twin – 140,00€
Junior suite (1 or 2 p.) - 177,00€