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Painting and the Artificial Eye

ARTDES 357.001


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $50
Instructor(s): Deva, Adrian
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a
Location: 2094


Fall 2022

Prerequisites: All OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 205: Intro to Painting: Organizing Visual Space.

Description: From antiquity to the present, artists and scientists have relied on devices’ to understand and represent the world. The course is centered on practical experimentation with optical technologies and how they interact and inform with experimental painting processes. The course encourages hands-on investigation with devices such as the Camera Obscura, Camera Lucida, microscopes, projectors, digital and virtual media to assist the painterly depiction of the natural and built environments. Studio painting assignments are augmented by lectures, collaborations, field trips and interaction with departments in the larger university environment. Students are encouraged to explore ways to present nature as a dynamic confluence of traditional and contemporary media.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in the winter term of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.