Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 1, 2018

Aesthetics and Philosophies of Art

Thiago Nicolau de Araujo
Pages 53-58

Museum to Open Skies
Tombstone Art and Aesthetics of Death

We realized different ways societies express the feeling about death, but always keeping the idea of preserving the memory of the dead by the image in an attempt to keep alive their identities. Thus, the tomb constructions inside the public and private cemeteries show this concern; to preserve the memory through works of renowned artists, tombs of important personalities, texts and other traces that tell the story of the people buried there, making the space a museum in the open sky. So this paper aims to show how the tombstone art express aesthetics feelings through works of art and symbols expressed on tombstones.