Lectures within the framework of the academic internship in cultures studies, art history and music studies are lasting; the fifth lecture has been presented today.
Today’s speaker is mgr Joanna Skiba, Head of the International Department, Expert in Adult Education and E-Learning, Cuiavian University in Włocławek (the Republic of Poland).
Mgr Joanna presented the online lecture “It’s enough of theory! Familiarization with practical methods based on arts contributing to the development of self-expression, communication, and social skills”. With the progress of art forms and cultural backgrounds, it would be great to be versed in them. Our Polish colleague helped participants of the online meeting to clarify this issue. The scholar explained to the audience how to be up to speed on culture without spending much time remembering theory.
She noted that elements of the ancient culture are often found in mass media sources that contribute to studying arts. We should clarify a goal: why do we need the relevant knowledge? Why is it relevant to us? In addition, one can compare modern art with the oeuvre of the last centuries. What has changed, what has been kept, and why?
The historical background of a particular piece of art is due in no small part to acquiring information. Thus, it is essential to keep in mind the period when an artist lived, where and who governed the country, and which policy was predominant, historical events taking place in that period, as such aspects could affect censorship and priorities of that time – all these can help us understand what was attractive to the past antagonists.
Psychological factors of an artist’s life are also crucial; hence, one should examine his biography (i.e., information about family and living conditions) because these facts influenced his further activity. A person of art is an ordinary individual as we all are, and thus, he deserves a private life. One should be reconciled to this fact; however, not everyone, who enjoys his oeuvre, has the desire to combine his personality with creative work.
Summing up the event, all participants of the online lecture have obtained much valuable information and regarded culture from another perspective.
The online lecture is available at our official YouTube channel at the link.
As a reminder, the next lecture will be held on December 7 at 15.00
See you in ZOOM!