Science and Art|
This course is an interdisciplinary, lecture/laboratory course which diverse science topics are explored through the lens of the visual arts. Topics to be considered will include the physics of light, the neurobiology of color vision, the chemistry of pigments, binders, lakes, and paints, the mathematics of composition and design, the psychology of perception, along with an overview of conservation science. In the laboratory component, students will perform a series of key experiments exploring basic knowledge in each of the various topic areas. Potential science majors and art majors will be given priority in forming the class, and having a secondary school chemistry course is advised.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ball P., BRIGHT EARTH: ART AND THE INVENTION OF COLOR, New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux. ix, 382; 2002.
Livingstone M., VISION AND ART: THE BIOLOGY OF SEEING, New York: Harry N. Abrams. 208p 2002.
Salso, R., COGNITION AND VISUAL ARTS, MIT Press, 1996.
|Instructor(s): Beveridge,David L. Mantzaris,John Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: HALL84; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 34||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 11||JR non-major: 6||SO: 8||FR: 9|
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