Studio Theory Fine Arts C (THAP2631)


This Unit of Study is split into three areas: Painting; Sculpture; Printmedia Painting The focus in this studio is to address some of the critical moments of change in the visual arts from the early to later part of the 20th Century, by considering the key Modernist movements in the broader political, social, and gender, and racial context from the early Russian Avant Garde, De Stijl, Dada, Fluxus, Conceptualism, Minimalism, High Pop and on into the 80s Sculpture The focus in this studio is to identify and critically evaluate a number of the issues, methodologies and artists that have been instrumental in defining the key moments of Modernism within contemporary sculptural practice. The study format combines formal presentations, reading group discussions and student seminar presentations. Printmedia Contemporary Art: Focusing on the art of the past ten years, the first semester unit surveys the idea of contemporary art in its broadest sense, developing an appreciation of its breadth and diversity as well as establishing a clearer understanding of its relationship to modernist art. Connections between art, technology and cultural change are key themes.

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Lecturer and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 60 hrs


Assessment is based on successful completion of written and or/seminar assignments (100%)


Painting This is a studio - driven program focusing on the practices of artists as primary research and supported with the relevant theoretical frameworks. Consequently these references are subject to change and will be advised in the UoS outline at the b

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THAP1211 and THAP1212



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