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VOL. 4, No.1 - 2018
  • Daniela VITCU, Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University “Ovidius” from Constanţa, Romania
    FOREWORD
    This issue contains the Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium “Învăţământ, Cercetare, Creaţie - Education, Research, Creation” (I.C.C.), jubilee edition dedicated to the celebration of two decades of artistic academic education in Constanța.
    I.C.C. continues a tradition of bringing together researchers, academics and professionals from all over the world, experts in arts and human sciences.
    The symposium particularly encouraged the interaction of researchers and developing academics with the more established academic community in an informal setting to present new and current works. ...
Articles
  • Ana-Maria ABRUDAN
    CONSUMERISM - A PARADIGM OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN.
    Why did we start the design process with the object and not by looking at the system, first? Can design respond to challenges, or is it a victim of its own success, for serving industry, consumerism and global political agenda? How could design deliver more sustainable production and consumption concepts, together with improvements in the quality of human life and other co-existing life forms? How does the role of the designer evolve, since the expectations grow and take into consideration questions about the faith of the planet? Designers and all those who call their design efforts, need to question their role in the XXI century. ...

  • Ioan ARDELEAN
    THE BEL CANTO PEDAGOGICAL CONCEPTS FROM THE PAST CENTURIES, BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONTEMPORARY STUDY
    The scientific research of the vocal art is an analytic, critical process of knowledge and has as main purpose to explain, understand, optimize and innovate the instruction and enducation activity, calling first on a theoretical exploration and then on a practical one of the functional and causal relationships among the pedagogical concepts and the artistic act. The scientific research specific to the field, which has become the major concern for some singing pedagogues, for some groups of associated specialists and for specialized institutions,intends to x-ray, know, understand and interpret on one hand the principles formulated by the singing studies in the past centuries and on the other the anatomical, acoustic and sound phenomena united in a cybernetic kind of relationship. ...

  • Ioan ARDELEAN
    OPERA BUFFA, DEFINITION, ORIGINS AND BECOMING UNTIL W.A. MOZART
    The comic opera or opera buffa, which could be scarcely found until the beginning of the XVIIIth century inside opera seria, through minor comic characters or between acts, as intermezzi, once with the first representation of the opera La serva padrona, by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (+1736), which is generally considered to be the first opera buffa, where music and poetry are happily mixed, fully accomplishes the dramatic function and becomes autonomous. At the beginning inspired by archetypal characters from comedia dell’arte, then more independent, with a powerful and sharp sense of sarcasm, drama and pathos, opera buffa becomes known and appreciated. ...

  • Nicoleta Mihaela ARDELEAN
    THE INTERPRETATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE „8 LIEDS FOR A SOPRANO” SERIES BY RADU PALADI, DEDICATED TO THE SOPRANO NICOLETA ARDELEAN
    The lied in the Romanian music historiography is considered to have as primary source the traditional folk song, but in its evolution there are known several steps of transformation and decantation. It starts from collecting the folklore , asserting and processing it, then it assimilates the European models, and reaches the level where the aboriginal element is adapted and incorporated into the European miniature vocal norm. The Romanian composers from the second half of the XXth century have enriched the lieds repertoire with new artistic values. Among them we notice Radu Paladi (1928-2013), with a diverse creative activity, characterized by expressiveness and inventiveness. ...

  • Andreea BRATU
    THE PIANIST PERFORMER, NOWADAYS. A CREATIVE PRACTICE OF THE INSTRUMENT RECOMMENDATION
    The Pianist Performer, it is a super-computerized humanoid with maximum analytical and psychological capacities, cold and calculated elite, able to play complex musical scores in front of an audience without any technical mistake or the artistic excitement of the individual musicality used to decipher and assimilate the subtle and profound musical context? Today, we are confronted with a strange dichotomy of what in the Golden Age of a past century pianism was a Vocation in itself. ...

  • Andreea BRATU
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY, THE PIANIST-PEDAGOGUE: POSSIBLE SUGGESTIONS FROM THE INSTRUMENTAL PIANO PRACTICE OF HIS TIME
    Claude Debussy, one of the creators of a visionary innovative European Musical Language historically assimilated to the Impressionist stream of the late 19th century - the beginning of the 20th century was also a refined and original pianist who through his constant concern to offer interpretations given either through the remaining documents (correspondence, journal, written articles). Information directly shared with the pianists with whom he collaborated, in order to promote a proper – according to his artistic vision- concert performance of his music, he also defines for posterity qualities as a pianist-pedagogue giving straight or allured clues about the particularities of a new, specific performance. ...

  • Gheorghe CARUŢIU, Daniela ŢURCANU- CARUŢIU
    ORGANIZATION METHODS OF THE PLASTIC SPACE. THE COMPOSITION CONCEPT.
    This study is focused on the didactic side of visual arts and aims to demonstrate the importance of the in-depth exercise on the compositional-geometrical elements of the visuallanguage, oriented in the area of creativity, in the interdisciplinary directions and the formation of the students from the visual art profile. For this reason it is impetuous to take into account both the theoretical and the applicative content of the disciplines, because the grammatical and artistic technologies work together, ultimately contributing to the acquisition of the artistic expression. ...

  • Mariana FRĂȚILĂ
    STYLISTIC METAMORPHOSES IN THE LIED "THE SMILE" OF DANIELA COJOCARU
    Through its artistic expression, music has the gift of transmitting deep feelings and feelings, because by sound combinations of a subtle variety, it can access areas of consciousness that we can not even guess. This lied signed by Daniela Cojocaru on the lyrics of the poet Vasile Nicolescu, in a simple form, fits into the tendencies of the postmodern current, because there are echoes of some language models already accessed and some tendency to look at the local traditions. ...

  • Geta-Violeta HUNCANU (RĂVDAN)
    CHOREOGRAPHER DIRECTORS IN THE REALM OF MUSICALS
    The choreography of musicals is in constant relation with the unfolding story, being subordinate to text and music. Gestures, scenic movement and choreography have the purpose of completing the dramatic action, the power to underline essential aspects of the story and can offer new meanings to the spectator. Thus, by desire of achieving complete control upon the realization of musical productions, choreographers such as Gower Champion, Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett or Bob Fosse have chosen to create their own model of a unitary show, by choosing their own text writers and composers. ...

  • Mirela KOZLOVSKY
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    THE FUNCTIONALISM OF MORPHOLOGICAL ELEMENTS IN THE CIPAN AROMANIAN LULLABY “DORNJI SCUMPUL A`LI MANI”
    Aromanians, originating in the southern Balkans, constitute a distinct category among the Eastern Latin populations. They are currently found in Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Croatia. They immigrated into Romania at the end of the First Balkan War (1913) and settled mainly in Dobrogea. Their creative sensitivity has engendered original pieces of art regarded as genuine national treasures. Among Aromanian artistic accomplishments there is the lullaby, a unique folkloric subgenre with particular features and a precise function. ...

  • Barney McCULLAGH
    CROWS AND CORMORANTS: HOMER ODYSSEY 5 AND 12, ARATUS PHAENOMENA 949-953, AND CICERO PROGNOSTICA IV. 8-9
    The word in Greek for both crow and cormorant is‘κορώνη’. This sets both Aratus, and Cicero a difficult challenge as they seek to explain how these birds’ behaviour constitutes signs of a change in the weather. How do these authors distinguish between the different meanings of ‘κορώνη’ which also include ‘garland’ ‘culmination of a festival’ even ‘bones in the jaw’? Faced with such diversity, the authors weave a form of literature that is at once chameleonic and kaleidoscopic in movement. ...

  • Ruxandra MIREA
    EMOTIONS AND COGNITION IN THE MUSIC SERVICE
    In this scientific paper, we propose an approach necessary for the understanding of the process of musical creation and interpretation, from the perspective of psychology. We believe that music acts directly, consciously or not, on the brain, thoughts and affections, and especially on the spirit of a melomaniac. Achieving vocal, instrumental, conducting performances or performances in the field of musical creation is similar to accessing and amplifying thinking as well as psychic mechanisms such as motivation, affectivity, communication, attention, will to stimulate behaviour and regulate it. ...

  • Diana OŢET
    ROLES AND USES OF DRAWING IN POSTWAR ART
    Despite being one of the oldest media of expressive communication, drawing keeps playing a crucial role in the creative work of some of the most relevant contemporary artists. Drawing facilitates relations between imagination and observation, perceptions and the depths of the psyche, hand and mind, possessing a particular potential for expressing emotions and feelings, as well as remarkable ability to give form to concepts. Its intimacy and immediacy, its inquisitive character and its status of unpretentious mode of expression made drawing the perfect laboratory within the boundaries of which much of the effort of reinventing the art’s role and possibilities took place, especially after World War II. ...

  • Maria Pia PAGANI
    A MIGRANT ON THE STAGE: MIKHAIL BERMAN-TSIKINOVSKY AND THE VIRTUE OF TIME
    This paper analyses two “migration plays” written by the doctor-writer and dramatist Mikhail Berman-Tsikinovsky: Mediterranean Paradoxes (1998) and The Time Machine (1999), now available for the first time in English translation, in the volume From Russia for Good (2011). The Author reflects himself in the main characters, respectively the doctors Vesuvius Mediterranean and Musya Belochkin, presenting the steps of his conquest of freedom in the United States. On the stage, the audience discover the difficulty of his travel from Kharkov to Chicago, and the problems of his new life: the re-construction of another existence abroad, the use of a different language, the lack of the native land, the failure of the first marriage. ...

  • Alin-Daniel PIROȘCĂ
    LOVE ON THE EDGE. A HERMENEUTICAL QUESTION ON PORNOGRAPHY AND EROTICISM
    This study aimes to- following philosophical and litterary research on the subject of eroticism-make a subtle analysis of the distinction between eroticism and pornography in the view of famous philosphers of 20th century- Emmanuel Levinas, Julius Evola and Jean-Luc Marion. Not being a preocupationsThe temptation of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches inevitably leads to an extension of preoccupations and the inclusion of some subjects that seemed so far from the horizon of the source-discipline, into the subtle approach and instruments. For a long time, philosophy, as a university discipline, has traveled through an adventurous trajectory and has drawn into his adventure a few of sensitive subjects, such as eroticism and pornography. ...

  • Camelia PORUMB, Olimpia URDEA
    ILLUMINATING THE ARTISTIC PROBLEM OF AMBIENT DESIGN
    The present paper deals with the lighting system specific to an exhibition room presenting art works (paintings, showcases and 3D exhibited items). The gallery is to be designed so as to host more types of exhibitions. The main goal is to equip the art gallery with a lighting system consisting of a certain number of different types of lighting apparata that can be set on rails. These apparata can shed light on different exhibitions displaying 2D and 3D items different as far as their value, sensibility, material, age, colouring and ornament is concerned. The dimension of the lighting is set both for an exhibition containing paintings placed on the walls, easels and 3D items set in showcases and also for the future exhibitions. ...

  • Laura Sînziana CUCIUC ROMANESCU
    SOME TYPOLOGIES AND ARTISTIC REPRESENTATIONS OF MEDUSA IN ART HISTORY
    As many of us already know, Medusa is one of the most popular and enduring figures of Greek mythology. Long after many other figures from Greek myth have been forgotten, she continues to live in our contemporary culture and is a real inspiration for artists, historians and writers. The study of the correlation between style and subject-matter in Medusa representations through art history have proven that certain subjects were thought to call for a particular stylistic treatment . For example, hellenistic engraved portraits were always executed in a varying mixture of realistic and idealistic features until the verism of the late Republic. This study purpose is to present some representative typologies of mythologycal creature Medusa in art history, from Ancient Greece, to Caravaggio and up to modern art. ...

  • Adrian ROŞU
    ART, "A FRUIT OF THE SOUL, SYMBOL OF ETERNITY"
    The material below is rather an essay3 than a scientific communication intended to bring to the attention, for example, the structure elements of a work or cycle of works and the conclusions that would emerge from their presentation. But I opted for this kind of literary prose because, working in the artistic field, I considered it is perhaps the moment to remember, first of all for ourselves, how overwhelming the role of art was and still is in human life and how quickly and dramatically we would change psycho-emotionally in its absence. ...

  • Lelia RUS PÎRVAN
    FIRST GODESS - THE GREAT MOTHER
    The beginning of religion overlaps in most parts of the world with the image of female fertility. Female goddess image is omnipresent, having forms and different characteristics, witch are depending on the time and area of origin. The idea of the Great Mother is probably the oldest and fundamental religion of prehistoric man and therefore it remains as poignant in all world cultures. Its characteristics have been preserved in all subsequent religions, and this study aims to present some common aspects of these first female representations. ...

  • Ciprian SAVIN
    SEBASTIAN BARBU-BUCUR - ODE BY THE LITIA FOR THE HOLY MARTYRS FROM NICULITEL
    Sebastian Barbu Bucur, an excellent byzantiologist from the second part of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, dedicated an important part of his creation to the veneration of the Romanian saints. Among them, there are also the holy Martyrs from Niculitel: Zotikos, Attalos, Kamasis and Fillipos, celebrated on June 4th by the Orthodox Church. Among the prayers dedicated to the martyrs from Dobruja, there is Ode by Litie a prayer that is said during the evening sermon. As musical genre, this churchly hymn is a motet. Regarding the melody, the musical discourse is predominantly diatonic and takes into consideration the structure of the 5th ehu (plagal of the 1st voice). ...

  • Alexandru ȘERBĂNESCU
    ELEMENTS OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN PHOTOGRAPHY
    It is our understanding the first photographers were also painters and sought to reproduce the aura of painting in the newly discovered medium. This endeavour meant dealing with technical limitations and also introducing new means of image rendering. What was then considered a nuisance and a physical limitation – the depth of field, we now regard as an element of artistic expression inherent to photography. In this paper I sought to present aspects of these elements of artistic expression common to both mediums – painting and photography from the photographer’s perspective. ...

  • Iliana VELESCU
    GOLDEN RATIO IN SOUND STRUCTURES OF BÉLA BARTÓK'S WORKS
    In music, the golden ratio can appear in various ways, being found in the construction of instruments, in musical architectures or in the raw material of the music, the sound or rhythmic structures used. Thus, the forms of the golden section report, more precisely the numerical values of the Fibonacci sequence, can be noticed within the sound organizations by correlating these elements expressed numerically with corresponding elements specific to the art of sounds. Such a relationship can be made starting from the semitone content of the musical intervals whose joining, which respects the indicated proportions, can generate sound modes or structures that correspond to the musical golden ratio. ...

  • Mirela VOICU
    ASPECTS OF VOCAL REQUIREMENT, OF TECHNICAL AND INTERPRETATIVE NATURE, IN BUTTERFLY'S ARIA "UN BEL DÌ, VEDREMO" FROM MADAMA BUTTERFLY
    The communication below aims to present essential musical features in Madama Butterfly ("Cio-Cio San", as it is also called), a work full of strength and severity of verism motivated by the historical nature of the topic, and in which the voices bring an impressive homage to the Italian dramatic canto style, while the orchestra, intelligently modeled, links the symphonic motifs and reveals the secret thoughts of the protagonists; Madama Butterfly (1904), which portrays the distant Orient, so in fashion in Puccini's era, and is characterized by great individual refinement. ...

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