Oct 30, 2020  
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 
    
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ARCH 558 - Painting and Public Art


In this course we make paintings and mixed media projects.  We stress the process rather then the artistic product and, like artist Sol LeWitt, define painting “as an activity on a flat plane.”  We make plane (and plain) images: configurations of relatively stable, still marks on two-dimensional surfaces.   We use traditional methods (watercolor or ink on paper, acrylics on canvas) as well as more unusual tools and materials (sidewalk chalk, earth, trash, recycled materials).  Through weekly readings and discussions we explore the relationship between aesthetics and ethics—between “good forms” and forms that in some way contribute or allude to the “common good.” (Y)

Credits: 3