This course explores the techniques associated with creating works of art through history and the impact of display and changing context on the interpretation of art. Students will be introduced to various techniques and methods used to create works of art, incorporating where possible first hand observation of the processes. Using case studies students will investigate how changing display contexts influence public and critical appreciation of works of art.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of the course students should be able to:
1. Identify and describe frequently used techniques associated with the making of a work of art
2. Discuss orally and in written form the impact of display context on the understanding and interpretation of a work of art
3. Discuss orally and in written form issues associated with using various materials in creating artworks
4. Describe relationships between materials and techniques used to create works of art and the display of these objects
There are 6 assessment items for this course:
- 1. Tutorial presentation 15 mins based on a topic from Weeks 2-7: 10% (outcomes 1,2,3)
- 2. 2000 word essay based on the tutorial presentation: 30% (outcomes 1,2,3)
- 3. Tutorial presentation 15 mins based on a topic from Weeks 8-13: 10% (outcomes 2,3,4)
- 4. 2000 word essay based on the tutorial presentation: 30% (outcomes 2,3,4)
- 5. On-line 'technique' Q&A: 5 x 100 word submissions: 15% (outcomes 1,2,3,4)
- 6. Participation during tutorials- tutorials 5% (outcomes 2,3)
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An average of 1.5 hours of lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week. Some tutorials/lectures may be held off-campus.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Newhouse, Veronica, Art and the Power of Placement, New York: Monacelli Press, 2005
Clarke, Michael, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001 (ANU on-line resource)
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4480||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|