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On Painters + Painting: Aura, Author

Course No. PTG 251-351-451  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

With an emphasis on the practice of Painting, this class examines the role subjectivity plays in contemporary art. The position of the artist and the frame of the canvas will be traced from the modernist notion of individual expressiveness, to post-modernist practices characterized by the end of the author's authority and finally to contemporary practices in which the artist's hand reemerges in dialogue with mechanized and digital processes. Students will be asked to grapple with these complex issues in relationship to what they paint and how they paint. Class discussions will address a variety of critical essays dealing with these topics and the practice of painting as treated by artists and critics. This course is open to all students with the prerequisite of Intro to Painting or with the permission of the instructor.

Painted Bodies: The Contemporary Figure

Course No. PTG 220-320-420  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

This course deals with the position of the figure within contemporary painting and a studio practice extending from that position. Figurative painting represents the continuation of a tradition that extends back before history and is yet poised to reach into any foreseeable future. Class discussions will be based on readings that deal with critical and historical issues surrounding the figure in painting and on the work of contemporary artists dealing with the figure from a painting perspective. By the end of the semester students will be expected to develop a cohesive body of work dealing with the figure as its subject. The student will also be required to articulate a statement that situates their work within a contemporary practice of figurative painting. This course is open to all students with the prerequisite of Intro to Painting or with the permission of the instructor.

Painting + Visual Arts: Critical Issues in Art in Theory + Practice

Course No. VAT 316-416  Credits: 3.0

This class will focus on how the relationship between the visual and the verbal, images, and ideas play out in artist's work. Emphasis will be placed on artist statements, writings by artists, student peer reviews, and written statements. Students will be expected to hone their abilities to think critically about visual art through weekly readings and writing assignments. This course is open to majors from all disciplines and students will be encouraged to work in their area of expertise.

Painting After the Photograph: Painting in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Course No. PTG 233-333-433  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Ingrisano

Painters going back as far as the Renaissance have been using devices such as the camera obscura to produce a two-dimensional verisimilitude. With the invention of photography in 1839, artists were liberated from the demands of reproducing naturalistic appearances. This course will explore the relationship between the photograph and painting; the effect that the birth of photography has had on the history and current state of painting. A primary question to be considered will be: What are the strategies of painting in the age of mechanical reproduction? How has photography and mechanical reproduction influenced painting functions? We will look at artists as varied as Delacroix, Courbet, Warhol, Rosenquist, and Richter among others. Readings will include Walter Benjamin’s “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.”

Painting as System, Method, Organism + Concept

Course No. PTG 226-326-426  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

This course examines the nature of Painting as it relates to other visual arts media. The creation of systems as a way to generate, organize, compose, pattern, plan, fashion, model, design, execute, and possibly destroy art work will be explored. Artists such as Sol Lewitt, Marcel Duchamp, Survival Research Laboratories, Vito Acconci, Fischli + Weiss, Chuck Close, Alfred Jensen, Jackson Pollock, and Mel Bochner will be examined within the context of how systems function within their work. Reading relevant texts, looking at work, research/special projects, studio work, group and individual critiques are an integral part of this course. Students may work in the area of their expertise. Goals + Objectives: Students should understand the nature of the decision- making process in the creation of work, and establishing analyzing and evaluating criteria. This course is open to all students with the prerequisite of Intro to Painting or with the permission of the instructor.

Painting Beyond Observation

Course No. PTG 232-332-432  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

Continued emphasis on material, color, and skill-building. Students will work with primarily with acrylic paint. This class moves beyond observational rendering and focuses on other approaches to developing content for work. Class topics focus on contemporary issues in Painting including: "What makes a Contemporary Painter? What is Painting? What is a studio practice? What does it mean to be a professional?" Some of the topics to be considered: abstraction, representation, perception, mimesis, conceptual, subject, reality, expressive, authorship, and interpretation. A few of the artists that will be looked at: Kandinsky, Duchamp, Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Gerhard Richter, Jack Whitten, Peter Saul, Agnes Martin, Pipilotti Rist, Lisa Hoke, Jessica Stockholder, Jenny Saville, et. al. This course is open to all non-Painting major students as an elective. It is required of all Painting Major sophomores.

Painting Lab: Explorations in Representation + Figuration

Course No. PTG 23X-33X-43X  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

This course identifies the components of traditional figurative painting such as space, composition, point of view, color, and scale. Using this as a platform each of these will serve as the subject of a sustained investigation. This approach will function to establish an understanding of these elements in a conventional context as well as the object of experimentation. This course will be useful to students in all areas who are interested in working figuratively in two-dimensions. This course is open to all students with the prerequisite of Intro to Painting or with the permission of the instructor.

Painting Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Painting

Course No. PTG 422M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Ingrisano | Daniel Tranberg

In preparation for the student’s final BFA defense and for working beyond an undergraduate level, this course focuses in an advanced manner on the seminal issues covered over the course of the student’s visual arts education. Questions of style, aesthetics, concept, meaning, and context are addressed. Particular emphasis is given to issues concerned with presentation, “framing,” audience and reception. Students are expected to engage in critical discourse surrounding the work of fellow students, established artists and their own work. By the end of the term students are expected to have developed a professional body of work to be presented in their BFA thesis exhibition, continued to maintain and develop their studio practice, clearly identify the subject of their work, defend their choices in relation to this subject as well as discuss reasonable expectations of audience reception. Course readings will be given in relation to these topics as well as the maintenance of a professional studio practice. Required for all 4th year Painting majors and open as an elective to any senior or with the permission of the instructor. Offered spring.

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