The Art Appraisal

Objectives


  • Understand the functioning of the national and international art market, from the perspective of the expert appraisal and the evaluation of artworks;

  • Distinguish appraisal from evaluating an artwork;

  • Analyze the emergence of antiques and the market for artworks as an economic sector from the change of an object-function into an object-desire, underlining the way it is evalued;

  • Identify types and function of objects, styles and periods, materials and techniques, quality, articulating this knowledge with the current market value.

General characterization

Code

722061123

Credits

10.0

Responsible teacher

Sara Patrícia Caetano de Sousa e Andrade

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - 280

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

The prerequisites are those defined in the application notice.

Bibliography

ADAM, Georgina – The Big Bucks, The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century. Londres: Lund Humphries; New edition, 2014.
BRUNEAU, Yves, HERVOUËT, François, HERVOUËT, Nicole – La porcelaine des compagnies des Indes à décor occidental. Paris: Flammarion, 1986.
CAGIGAL E SILVA, M.M. de – A Arte Indo-portuguesa. Lisboa: Edições Excelsior, 1966.
Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves: pintura, porcelana, mobiliário, ourivesaria, têxteis, vitrais / design Luís Chimeno Garrido; fotografias José Pessoa. [Lisboa]: C.M.D.A.G., 2000.
China e Islão: gramáticas decorativas / org. Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves; introd. Maria Margarida Marques Matias. Lisboa: C.M.D.A.G., 1992.
D'OREY, Leonor – Cinco Séculos de Joalharia. Lisboa: Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, 1995.
D'OREY, Leonor –  A Colecção de Ourivesaria da Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva. Lisboa: 1998.
FERNÁNDEZ, Alejandro –  Enciclopédia de la Plata Española y Virreinal Americana. Madrid: Edición de los Autores, 1984.

Teaching method

Theoretical and practical classes with audio-visuals, whenever possible in the presence of objects or works of art in constant dialogue / debate between students and teachers. Experts on some of the topics will be invited. Study visits to museum houses will be organized (Anastácio Gonçalves, FRESS); Antiques (VOC, Capucho); a collector / buyer will be contacted who can receive the group at home; Antiques Fair. A percentage of the classes to be defined by the teacher can be taught remotely, by e-learnig.

Evaluation method

Writing of final project, with analysis of objects, simulating a collection at auction, with a view to: cataloging, research, evaluation and preparation of a catalog for sale, duly justified and documented. Qualitative evaluation of oral participation in classes.(100%)

Subject matter


  • The history, context and evolution of the practice of evaluating artworks;

  • Expertise and Evaluation of artworks: definitions and processes. Practical cases;

  • Typologies of most frequent pieces at auction: analysis of the “portuguese house” and the specificity of a taste;

  • Decorative Arts and Fine Arts: the relationship between changing taste and fluctuating market values;

  • Collections on the market: valuing works of art and antiques;

  • Profile and motivations of the buyer and the collector;

  • Techniques in the analysis of the object: authenticity, state of conservation and counterfeiting. Practical cases;

  • Expertise and Evaluate - examine types of objects:


    • Goldsmiths and Jewelers;

    • European and Eastern porcelain and earthenware;

    • European and Oriental furniture;

    • Painting, Sculpture and Imaginary.


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