About ARTS 121 B

Exploration of the formal and conceptual practices of painting. Introduction of historical genres and issues in painting such as still life, figuration, and abstraction. Prerequisites: ARTS 001.


Prereqs enforced by the system: ARTS 001; Lab fee $310; SART, AHST, ARTE Majors; ARTS, AHST Minors only; Restrictions to be lifted the Monday following Registration; Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

How does one build imaginative, communicative, expressive, painted images from direct observation? How does one paint not just what they see but how they see it? What factors shape the way we look at the world, and how can we use this information to make meaningful work? Painting: Observation and Image looks very closely at these questions through the physical and formal practice of painting – how to build a stretcher, how to mix paint strategically, and how to build pictorial space through color, shape, and plane – and the conceptual practice of artmaking – an introduction to historical painting practices related to figuration and abstraction. Studio projects focus on issues such as point of view, subject-object relationships, color theory, and the ability to utilize and synthesize these components effectively.

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