Course Content (Syllabus)
During the course the students engage in two main activities:
A. With a series of works produced in the studio that aim to provoke on the one hand the critical imagination and the senses and on the other hand to expand the officially accepted orthodoxy.
B. By introducing them to the world of contemporary art through selected readings, lectures, careful analysis and recording of their proposal as well as that of other artists with whom it connects relevance and proportionality.
Students learn to approach advanced visual experiments. They are practiced in combination techniques and expressive means. They choose the genre or the field of their artistic creation. They are looking for solutions in the development of their visual work. They approach in detail their produced artistic work, they support with a written essay or notes the theoretical documentation of the subject of Theoretical Support of the Artistic Work with the assistance of the teachers. The documentation activities of the course are connected with the execution of projects field. These are assigned in time to the three students and during them they examine the "places" of artistic practice in modern culture and the rhetoric of images. Emphasis is placed on the visual arts without excluding the other arts (cinema, theater, music, dance). Special issues such as the value of use, the cult value and the exponential value in works of art, the formation of subjective and collective taste, the relationship between individual production and institutional practices are also examined with the synergy of the teachers of the scientific support of the artistic work, special topics such as the value of use, the cult value and the exponential value in works of art, the formation of subjective and collective taste, the relationship between individual production and institutional practices, the role of individual intention in constructing the meaning of the work of art, the influence, contrast and relevance to the sources of "inspiration" (high / low, naive, primitive, external), the relationship between truth and authenticity and the heteronomous uses of art (eg transcendence, decoration, activism ). The function and preservation or non-preservation of the categorical distinctions that constitute works of art in other fields (education, therapy, play) are also examined. Finally, the strictly technical, usually invisible, introsystemic aspects of the specific medium of painting are analyzed.