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 works 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:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skill and knowledge to:
- Identify and describe frequently used techniques associated with the making of a work of art.
- Discuss orally and in written form the impact of display context on the understanding and interpretation of a work of art.
- Discuss orally and in written form issues associated with using various materials in creating artworks.
- Analyse relationships between materials and techniques used to create works of art and the display of these objects.
1. Tutorial presentation 15 mins based on a topic from Weeks 2-7: 10% (LO's 1,2,3)
2. 2500 word essay based on the tutorial presentation: 30% (LO's 1,2,3)
3. Tutorial presentation 15 mins based on a topic from Weeks 8-13: 10% (LO's 2,3,4)
4. 2500 word essay based on the tutorial presentation: 30% (LO's 2,3,4)
5. 5 x 100 word 'technique' Q&A, online assessment: 15% (LO's 1,2,3,4)
6. Tutorial participation: 5% (LO's 2,3)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 30 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 18 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 100 hours of independent student research, reading and writing. Contact hours may include visits to major art institutions in Canberra.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Any prescribed texts will be outlined on the Wattle page.
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)
There is no specific assumed knowledge for this course though students are expected to have some basic research skills.
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