NEW BOOK BY CARLOS VIDAL REFLECTS ON THE HISTORY OF PAINTING AND THE SENSE OF SIGHT
Século de Ouro: da República Florentina ao Pós-readymade (O Manual) [Golden Century: from the Florentine Republic to the Post-readymade (The Manual)] is the most recent publication by CIAC researcher Carlos Vidal. This is the first volume of the Lições de Arte & Design Collection, edited by the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.
Describing a trajectory of Giotto and the consolidation of the Florentine Republic to Sartrean existentialism (especially his definition of gaze), Século de Ouro: da República Florentina ao Pós-readymade (O Manual) [Golden Century: from the Florentine Republic to the Post-readymade (The Manual)] makes two histories interact: of painting and of the sense of sight. Authors such as Vasari, Alberti, Leonardo Da Vinci, Félibien, Bellori, Poussin, Zuccari, Lomazzo, Pacheco, Palomino, Holanda, Carducho, Diderot, Hogarth, Reynolds, Schiller, Novalis, Hegel, Thomas Young and Helmholtz, Bergson, Bataille, Ponty, Lacan, Debord, Sartre or Derrida are mentioned in this book. This work assumes itself as a history of images (from the Florentine golden age to the readymade, which marked the entire 20th century and the present), of attachment/detachment and the appreciation/devaluation of the sense of sight.
This publication has the support of FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology and CIEBA – Center for Research and Studies in Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.