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Advanced Painting: The Contemporary Figure

We will explore the ever-evolving presence of the figure in painting and how we can use it to learn about who we are, individually and collectively. The class will engage in an intersectional study of how the figure has been represented throughout history in different cultural expressions. Students will develop the ability to create paintings and articulate ideas. Readings, films, and critiques will prepare each student to pursue studio practice and research. In addition to completed projects, advanced students will be expected to lead an in-class demonstration on a material or technique they have mastered, complete a research paper on a public artist, and present their research in an oral presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting and a 200-level Painting course.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities Introduction to Painting and a 200-level Painting course. 1 course