Paint to Pixel

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LKX022P05
Vaknaam Paint to Pixel
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster Rooster onder voorbehoud

Uitgebreide vaknaam Paint to Pixel: Artists' Materials & Techniques Through the Ages
Leerdoelen Students acquire knowledge about the wide range of artists’ materials and techniques and how both play a central role in the making, meaning, perception, presentation, and conservation of works of art. After the course, students are able to recognize materials and techniques and describe them using adequate terminology. They are furthermore familiar with relevant art historical writings on materials and techniques and have a basic knowledge of the field of technical art history. The following academic skills are trained:
- analysing material and textual sources verbally and in writing
- assembling a bibliography
- conducting field work in groups
Omschrijving Works of art are material and materials have meaning. They determine form, style, and effect and are often chosen intentionally by artists to convey artistic ideas and reinforce expressive effects. An artist's choice of materials both limits and opens up technical possibilities. Depending on their geographical occurrence, rarity or composite nature, materials are valued, compared and imitated; processes that stimulate innovation in the arts. Materials are also charged with manifold cultural connotations, conveying power, beauty, splendor or humbleness. This course provides an overview of materials and techniques from antique sculpture and medieval crucifixes to multi-media installations and digital animation and shows how materials are intrinsically related to the making, meaning, perception, presentation, and conservation of art. Apart from the materials and techniques themselves, students are introduced to relevant writings on materials and techniques and the field of technical art history.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm excursie, hoorcollege, veldwerk, werkcollege
Toetsvorm essay, schriftelijk tentamen
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator prof. dr. A.S. Lehmann
Docent(en) prof. dr. A.S. Lehmann ,MA. V.S. van 't Hoogt
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art Debra J. Dewitte, Ralph M. Larmann 9780500239438 €  34,25
Penny Huntsman, Thinking About Art, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley, 2016. €  29,99
Opmerkingen 80% aanwezigheidsplicht en actieve deelname tijdens de werkcolleges.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Kunstgeschiedenis 1 semester I b verplicht