1st Lusophone Congress on Western Esotericism
LISBON | May 7 - 10, 2016

Art and Western Esotericism

Coordination: Teresa Lousa (UL)

Art is, like many other areas of knowledge, a vehicle of expression and communication of an inner expertise, being considered by the Gnosis one of the four pillars of knowledge, along with the Science, Philosophy and Religion. We can find, from Antiquity to contemporaneity, in temples, paintings, sculptures, music and also in literature and poetry many testimonials of how artists have shaped in a metaphorical language, intuitions of a science tendentiously dialectic.

More than a mystical route, art is also one of the main cultural expressions of a knowledge that for not being mainstream and for having been pejoratively coined for centuries, cannot have a peaceful or ostentatious disclosure. For this reason the Western esotericism found undeniably in art, by its imagetical and metaphorical nature, and not literal or textual character, an extremely fertile territory for its dissemination and promotion.

Thus, in this Thematic Symposium we would like to receive proposals that explore the relation between art and western esotericism within a dual framework: as revelation and as dissemination of a hermetic knowledge.


Presentations:

Roger Ferrer Ventosa
Representaciones artísticas del no dualismo
Hugo Ferrão
O Repouso de Diana de Ivo Saliger – Imagem pictórica, vestígio e inscrição esotérica
M.E. Warlick
Alchemy and other Esoteric Traditions in Surrealist Art
Filipe Alberto da Silva
Neoplatonismo Como Expressão Do Hermetismo: Uma Chave Para Novos Paradigmas
Luís Campos Ribeiro
Estrelas, cometas e profecia: a conjugação de arte, ciência e astrologia em Portugal no século XVII
Júlio Mendes Rodrigo
O Andrógino Hermético: um “Ser Duplo” através das Artes e das Letras
Thereza Baumann
Admiranda Narratio: arte e esoterismo em Theodore de Bry
Anna Váraljai
Theosophic Art and Theosophic Aesthetic in Hungary – In Ten Years, in the Aspect of the Theosophical Society Journal (1912-1928)
Henrik Johnsson
Occult Art Theories of Scandinavian Modernism
Jorge Tomás García
Un tiempo nuevo: representaciones de Aión en la musivaria romana
Dora Iva Rita
Uma narrativa inesperada numa pintura do Martírio de S. Sebastião
Inês Garcia
Bosch, fantasia e espiritualidade: Uma relação intrínseca
Salomé Marivoet
O Espiritual na Pintura Contemporânea. Contributos das obras escritas e artísticas de Kandinsky e Rothko ao estudo do transcendental místico na linguagem pictórica
Manuela Soares
A Evolução da Mão
João Peneda
Kadinsky e o “Espiritual na arte”
Teresa Lousa
Pintar de olhos vendados: de Francisco de Holanda a Juan dela Cruz