Fall 2012

Sculpture from the Human Figure: Subject, Symbol, Object, Presence

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-230


Carol W. Keller (Section 01)


The human image was at the core of what are understood as the first steps into modern sculpture. We will look at the beginnings of the modernist approaches to the human image in sculpture and continue through its use by a wide variety of contemporary artists.  Students will build sculptures based on the head and the figure, working from life, as well as from memory and imagination.  From initial studies in clay from observation, students will move on to a variety of self-directed projects using the human image as central subject matter. Casting techniques, a range of materials, and a multiplicity of approaches to both analyzing and building form will be covered in the course. Two three-hour class meetings per week.

Requisite: At least one of the following--ARHA 111, ARHA 102, or ARHA 214.  Limited to 10 students.  Fall semester.  Professor Keller.


Fine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012, Fall 2013