Jul 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 4644 - Drawing Identity

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ART 1101, ART 1141, ART 1501, ART 1531, ARTH 1600, ARTH 1700; and ART 2641 or ART 2643 with C- or better in all prerequisites; or permission of department

Description: This course explores the fundamentals of portraying identity through an anatomical examination of facial structure, as well as body language, clothing, body ornamentation and cultural influences. It surveys the notion of "ideal beauty'' historically and in contemporary societies. Various cultural canons are discussed and contrasted with today's technology, which provides access to alterations of the face and body. Class dialogue engages moral and ethical questions concerning art, culture and humanity whether virtual or reality. A variety of media and techniques, which embrace literal and inventive explorations of anatomy and surface forms, are explored. Students create through identity-driven projects that serve as points of departure in constructing finished artwork. This is an integrated media course.

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