ML1301 Visual Arts 1: Artists and their materials
Teaching: Terms 1 and 2
Convenor: Dr Arantza Mayo
Assessment: Formative piece of 300 words (0%); First essay of 1,200-1,500 words (30%); Second essay of 1,500 – 2,000 words (60%); Quiz (10%).
This course will introduce you to a number of different media encountered in the study of visual culture. By understanding the technical characteristics of a range of art works you will be able to assess the expressive and stylistic possibilities of offered by different media. You will study a rich variety of visual cultures in Europe and Latin America from a range of periods. Polychrome sculpture, woodcuts and photography will be among the media that will be the object of our analysis this year.
Berger, John Ways of Seeing (London: Penguin, 1972)
Gombrich, E. H. The Story of Art (London: Phaidon, 1995)
Osborne, H. (ed.) The Oxford Companion to Art. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987)
Preziosi, D. The Art of Art History. A critical anthology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)
Taylor, Joshua C. Learning to Look. A Handbook for the Visual Arts (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1981)