Thesis topic proposal
Péter Menasági
Nature - Human - Art


Institute: Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest
fine arts
Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctoral School

Thesis supervisor: Péter Menasági
Location of studies (in Hungarian): MKE DI Feszty-ház (1063 Budapest, Kmety György u. 27.)
Abbreviation of location of studies: MKEDI

Description of the research topic:

Nature – Human – Art is a possible reading of the world in which Man is the mediator, who grasses
the supernatural through his existence, activity and art.
This triple connection is a sensitive hierarchy that results in specific interactions on a mental and
physical level.
The subject of the theme is not the examination of the creative behaviour characteristic of natural
art, but rather the possible connection to and personal, intuitive attitude to nature by means of
expressions of sculpture. Contrary to the mimetic conception, which aims to provide the most
faithful expression of nature, this research emphasises the abstract, conceptual creative method.
This approach emphasizes the importance of thought, approaches metaphysics (see, for example,
Béla Hamvas's essay Metapoiesis.), reflecting on the transcendent nature.
It can be transformed in plastics by using the traditional (even now forgotten) toolkit of material
work or using a state-of-the-art medium.
I am therefore looking forward to the application of an aspirant who would like to explore the
subject outlined above from a nowadays still valid, personal point of view, by expanding the toolbox
and expressions of sculpture.
Details on the research topic must be agreed in advance with the supervisor.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2023-04-15

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