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.
If Overenrolled: Assuming requisite course is met, roster will be determined preferencing majors, evaluating level of interest based on individual interview, and achieving a successful balance to the class regarding year and 5 College participation.
KeywordsFine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice
Offerings2014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012, Fall 2013