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Title: ART 150-01, Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall 2004
Authors: Daugherty, Ellen
Keywords: Art and Art History, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2004 Fall
Issue Date: 25-Aug-2004
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Abstract: The objectives of the course are as follows: (1) to provide students with a comprehensive, theoretical introduction to the visual arts; (2) to develop skills of visual analysis; (3) to examine various media used by artists; (4) to introduce students to methods of interpretation; and (5) to develop skills in writing about art. Throughout the course we will keep in mind the following two statements: Pierre Auguste Renoir’s reminder that, "to practice an art, you must begin with the ABCs of that art;" and E.H. Gombrich's insight that, "the form of representation cannot be divorced from its purpose and the requirements of the society in which the given language gains currency." Among the themes and issues we will examine are the following: balance, shape and form, space, color, conventions, signs and symbols, representation, reception, and interpretation. To do this we will look at many different types of art produced in several historical epochs and conceived in a variety of media. Whenever possible we will examine original art objects.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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