ACTA ARTIS is a scientific journal in electronic and print format that is produced by the ACAF/ART research group. Its aim is to promote, communicate and disseminate research, criticism and debate on art, architecture and visual art processes in the modern era (from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries). ACTA ARTIS is aimed at an academic and professional audience and society in general. It is released once a year and contains original, previously unpublished articles on research results and progress in the field. As a result of the peer review process and in the opinion of the Executive Board, all contents are of an appropriate standard and quality.
ACTA ARTIS publishes research on creative processes, artists and their works; on the dissemination, circulation and reception of the phenomenon of art in its historic, cultural, religious, anthropological, economic and social framework; and on the meanings intended, conveyed and assumed by works of art and architecture. It contains interdisciplinary research on the visual art of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, which describes the construction of meaning in images of any type or nature, without resorting to simplistic chronological or interpretive methods. It publishes studies that consider creative practices in relation to the environment in which they were produced, in order to understand the art, architecture and images of the modern era in all of their complexity.