Theories, Methods, and Practices in Art

Crossing the boundaries between studio art and art history, this course uses key readings in art theory and methodology, as well as historical and contemporary examples, to help generate innovative analytical essays and studio projects. Themes include constructions of space; collecting and power; portraiture and the self; commodity culture and the market; and materiality and daily practice. Treatments of space, semiotics, economic engagements with art, and literary approaches will all be considered. We explore installation art, drawing, photography, video, and sculpture. Enrollment limited to 16. Meets the Critical Learning: CP requirement. (Not offered 2022-23).

Prerequisite: consent of department or Declared Art Major. May be taken for either Art Studio or Art History credit.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: CP

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 6 Theories, Methods, and Practices in Art Scott Johnson, Tamara Bentley Packard Hall 21 16 / -2 05/23/2022
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