HISTART 489 - Special Topics in Art and Culture
Section: 001 Meaning in the Making
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
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May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In this seminar we will discuss the relationship between the meanings of an object and the process by which it is made. We thus investigate representation as a phenomenon of production as well as conceptualization. Art historians have to consider how the very process of making constructs meaning, yet information about technique often fails to go further and scholars frequently skim over the conditions and actions of making. Several classes will attend to theories and models of artistic creativity but in concrete and historical terms (e.g., necromancy; Narcissus). The conditions and materials of production are also central (e.g., pigments; self-portraiture; use of models). The focus will be the visual culture of early modern Europe (c. 1400-1700), but perspectives from other disciplines and fields are welcome. D, 3.

HISTART 489 - Special Topics in Art and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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