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CS92PROD
Special Topics in Drawing: Portraits of Objects and Places
ARST 431
Spring 2007
Section: 01  

The main objective of this course will be to develop a critical, perceptual and conceptual approach to drawing. It will stress not only how to look at the vast and complex landscape before us, but what to choose as its subject matter. This course will also consider the notion of portraiture applied to objects and places. Typically portraits are distinct from still lifes, landscapes, interiors and cityscapes. The idea will be to "see" these things as having a personal history and to consider the convergence of personal and social memory in developing the individual character of a setting. The presence of architecture will be a theme to consider. Participants can expect to work both in and out of the studio, from objects (the "politics of the still life") to specific locations (drawings dealing with sites in the environment).

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ARST131
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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