Lectures given by Mariano Akerman

Totem, Mask, and Other Pagan Expressions of Excess
Transformations in Christian Art
From Abraham and the Idols to the Mosaic Experience with the Visual Arts
Following Abraham's Steps: Towards Aniconism
Architectural Differentiation: Structure, Decoration, Ornament
Isaiah: "O Afflicted One"
Something in Common. Jerusalem: Significance of the Foundation Stone in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions
Images in Context
The Fear Factor in Post-Biblical Imagery
Expressive Commitment: Modern Artistic Explorations as New Ways to Convey Truth
The Imaginary in Art, Dada and Surrealism
Reflexions on Francis Bacon's Figurative Disfiguration

Of Purpose in 20th-Century Art: Waiting for Godot?
Art as Development
Modernity, Modernism, Modern Art: The Same Thing?
Die Goldenen Zwanziger
Why was Henri Matisse a great artist?
Picasso and the Genesis of Cubism
The Cubist Constellation
Argentinean Visual Art: European Influences?
Paris: Avant-Garde Art
Art and Ethics
Influential Moderns: Gauguin and Picasso
New Figuration: Francis Bacon's Case as a Detective Story

Argentinean Art
Art as Shape and Contents
The Imaginary in the Visual Arts
Bible-inspired Art
The Long Road from Representation to Abstraction
Image and Prejudice
Art Boundaries: Some Kind of Fluid Matter?
Tradition and Innovation
Art as Intention in Context
Power in the Picture
Fine Arts in the Nineteenth Century
Nineteenth-Century Architecture: Historicism meets Progress
Six European Masters: Chardin, Goya, Géricault, Turner, Corot, Daumier
Fin-de-Siècle: Symbolism and Art Nouveau
Modernist Attitudes towards Ornament: Art Nouveau and Art Deco
As Wild as It Gets: Avant-garde Art
Modern Architecture in the Machine Age
Late-Modern and Post-Modern Trends in Architecture
Art as Paradox: Transcategorical Disorder, Caprice and Ordered Chaos

The Marvel of Belgian Art and Its Diversity

Arquitecturarte: diseño, arquitectura e inclusión
Tradition and Innovation in the Visual Arts of Belgium
Belgian Art: Reality and Fantasy

In the Spirit of Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus: Exploration, Creativity and System
The Art of Linnaeus: From Curiosity to Apotheosis
Carl Linnaeus: A Creative Person in the Age of Reason
Linnaeus’ Systematic Approach to Nature and its Implications
Linnaeus: Nature Exploration and Knowledge Systematization
Linnaeus and the Rara avis Phenomenon
The Art of Classification: Linnaeus’ Passion and System
Classification: A Fundamental Tool involving Surprises, Advantages
and Risks?
Nature and Art: Species Exploration in the Spirit of Linnaeus
Linnaeus and Order: Nature and its Architectural Projections
A Tribute to Carl Linnaeus as Homo universalis

Arte argentino
Ruina se escribe con Ñ

Realidad e imaginación en la pintura belga
Belgian Art: Reality and Fantasy
The Marvel of Belgian Art in Renaissance and Modern Times
Bosch and Magritte: Imagery of Fantasy and Reality?
Masterpieces of Belgian Art from Van Eyck to Magritte
Suggestive Paradoxes: Symbolism and Surrealism in Belgian Art
Tradition and Innovation in the Visual Arts of Belgium: From Compassion to Provocation?
Art nouveau belga: su originalidad e importancia
Arquitectura vernácula del archipiélago filipino

Argentinean Art

Hieronymus Bosch visits Paradise and Hell
Artist’s Aims and Artwork Character
Lo espiritual en el arte: imágenes inspiradas en la Biblia y artistas
como profetas

Francis Bacon: Interplay between Words and Images

What is Art?
The Formal Aspects of an Artwork: Composition and Style
Artwork Contents: Message and Symbolism
Traditional Art versus Modern Art
The Constant in Art: Motif and Variations
The Changeable in Art: Esthetic and Moral Dimensions of Art
throughout the Ages
Sensuality, Provocation and Humor in Art
Artist's Attitude and Artwork Character
Contrastes entre arte tradicional y arte moderno
Hurva en el proyecto de Louis Kahn
Art of America: Pre-Columbian and Latin-American
Art of the Nineteenth Century
Grotesque Art
Francis Bacon’s Paintings
Lo Grotesco en las pinturas de Francis Bacon
The Instinctive Paintings of Francis Bacon

Hurva en el proyecto de Louis Kahn

The Evocative Character of Louis Kahn’s Hurva Project

The Art of Francis Bacon

Differences between Traditional Art and Modern Art

Mi postura frente al hecho plástico
El arte como expresión

Cómo apreciar un cuadro

Seminaire des Arts: 58 Lectures, 2008-2012

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Courses and workshops given by Mariano Akerman

Foundations of European Art
Meeting Modern Art
Art of the American Continent
Educational Exhibitions in School Environments
Art Fundamentals
Fine Arts: Europe and America
Arte de América precolombina y latinoamericana
Art: Modernity and Post-Modernity
Select Issues in Modern Art: The Human Body
Calligraphy and Poster Design

Introduction to the History of Art
Foundations of European Art
Introduction to Classical and Medieval Art
Tradición e innovación: arte moderno
Modern Art in the Age of Pluralism
Calligraphy and Poster Design
Design of Educational Devices
Scenography and Costume Design

Art Fundamentals
Introduction to the History of Art
Introduction to Classical and Medieval Art
Tradición e innovación: arte renacentista
The Explicit and the Implicit in Western Art
How To Understand a Modern Artwork
Select Issues in Modern Art: Design
Calligraphy and Poster Design
Design of Educational Devices
Scenography and Costume Design

Art Fundamentals
Cómo apreciar una obra de arte
Modern Art in Revolutionary Times
Artists’ Dreams and Imagination in the Arts
Calligraphy and Poster Design
Design of Educational Devices
Scenography and Costume Design

How To Read an Artwork
Tradition and Innovation: Renaissance Art

The History of Art

Comunicación Visual (Visual Communication)
Teoría de la Comunicación (Communication Theory)
Forma y Communicación (Representation Theory)
Taller de Arquitectura 1-2-3 (Design Studio, 2nd to 4th year)
Teorías del Diseño y Percepción Visual (Design and Visual Perception Theories)
Psicología del Espacio (Psychology of Space)
Metodología de la Investigación" (Methodology of Scientific Research)

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Missing Images Requested

Mariano Akerman's works in private collections, with no image available:

Una visita a la casa de mi tía Moroca, 1980
pencil and color pencil
Marcelo Moreno Collection, Buenos Aires

Lleva consigo el mensaje, todos los soles lo iluminan, c. 1980
María Lucila Danieri Collection, Ciudad Evita, Buenos Aires

Mediterráneo, c. 1980
Maya Woscoff Collection, Buenos Aires

Dos árboles, c. 1981
Adrián Cotler Collection, Buenos Aires

Rojo y Negro, c. 1983
María Fernanda Danieri Collection, Buenos Aires

Ángel (con candelabro), 1982-83
Present whereabouts unknown

Tablas de la Ley, 1983
Silvia Weisz Collection, Buenos Aires

Sacar agua de las piedras, 1984
ink and collage
NCL Collection, Buenos Aires

Y la nave va, c. 1985-86
color pencil
Anky Rotenberg, Barcelona

Germinación, c. 1985-86
marker and gouache
Present whereabouts unknown

Retrato de Roberto Giszlak, 1986
pencil, marker and collage
Dr Roberto Giszlak Collection, Buenos Aires

Transformaciones de fibras
Color pencil
M.R., Jerusalem

Perfume de Florencia, 1988
Florencia Peralta, Buenos Aires

Minutos antes de la Revolución, 1989
pencil and ink
Present whereabouts unknown

Dos flores, c. 1998-99
B.R., Belgium

Automatismo, c. 2000-3
mixed media
Pamela Jones, Jerusalem


Fuentes visuales de inspiración

James Ensor, La intriga, 1890
Diccionario de Arte Moderno, Editorial Kapelusz

Henri Matisse, La joven inglesa, 1947

Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Delights: Paradise, c.1500. Detail. Museo del Prado, Madrid

Francis Bacon, Tres estudios sobre fondo rosa, c.1965. Colección privada
Enciclopedia Salvat del Estudiante

François Gérard, Psique recibiendo el primer beso de Amor, 1798. Louvre, París

Francis Bacon, Tres estudios para figuras al pie de una crucifixión, 1944. Tate Gallery, Londres
The Tate Gallery Illustrated Companion

Personajes de Lewis Carroll: El minino de Cheshire, Alicia y Humpty Dumpty, mediados del siglo XIX


Blue Chip Magazine

Sara Mahmood, "Mariano Akerman: Bridging Cultures," Blue Chip Magazine, issue 87, vol. 8, Islamabad, Pakistan, January-February 2012, pp. 20-24.

See also: Art, Education & Leisure and A Review from Indukush

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