Apr 21, 2019  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 334 - Figure Painting

This studio art class introduces students to the formal and technical skills needed to represent the human body.  Students will learn how to paint the human figure by first studying anatomy and movement and working  from the skeleton and models. Portrait painting as well as full-figure painting will be taught. The class will situate figure painting as subject matter within the context of art history and contemporary art and address some of the social debates around representation and identity. Projects will focus on topics such as the psychological body, the political body and the abstracted body. Lectures, demonstrations, critiques and  gallery/museum visits will supplement studio work. Three two-hour periods per week. Prerequisite(s): ART 234  or permission of instructor. Alternate odd years. (4 Credits)