PaGE: Art (X.ART)

X.ART-246 Introduction to Contemporary Art

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

In this course, by drawing on methods that have risen to prominence in art history since its "global turn," we will emphasize the historical contexts for various art currents. We will analyze the diverse artistic, discursive, and economic practices that have constituted contemporary art around the world since 1980. While studying artists from six continents, the class also will examine the venues in which contemporary art is exhibited. Topics will include artists in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad, and Nigeria; public art in Marfa, Texas, and Moscow; biennials in Sao Paulo and Shanghai; and art fairs in Sharjuah and New Delhi.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
A. Gilvin

X.ART-252 Color Theory: A Travelogue in Color

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

This is a rigorous course that enables artists to deepen how 'seeing' nature translates to a flat surface, while maintaining the illusion of depth. Coupled with exploring paint, or oil crayon, emphasis rests on expanding drawing skills. Continual observation from actual paintings in the Museum are available to us. Artists can work from either a model, or a still-life.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
L. Ritz