Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
-Have completed the period of the large studies with color from observation with different painting approaches (analysis, abstraction, transparency, texture, gesture)
-Have established these elements of the language of painting that are acquired in observation studies, and they will be able to connect them and use them in other ways for the construction of autonomous works of contemporary art that will begin in the next semester.
-Have created to a greater extent a more personal visual language through painting that will serve as a tool for the production of contemporary art in the coming years.
-They can use the language of painting to develop a multifaceted idea.
-They have developed a substantial critical discourse both on their own work as well as on the work of other artists.
Course Content (Syllabus)
This semester concludes the period of the large studies from observation of the human model and still life, with oil on canvas.
Emphasis is placed on the language of painting itself (composition, plasticity, color, transparency and opacity, thickening and dilution), and the directorial hierarchy of these individual elements.
It is established that these elements of the language of painting that are acquired in the studies from the natural, are connected and used in other ways for the construction of autonomous works of contemporary art that will begin in the next semester.
The aim to create a rich visual language that will serve as a tool for the production of a contemporary proposal of a work of art in the next semester, remains and develops further.
Students develop critical discourse both on their own work as well as on the work of other artists, by researching contemporary artists and texts.
Students' research on the evolution of painting in the history of Art, and its place today. The research is done through bibliography in the library, on the internet and by visits to museums, galleries, Art Fairs, and Biennials of Contemporary Art.
In the form of seminars, emphasis is placed on issues of professional practice (portfolio creation, exhibitions, etc.) in order to pose problems and develop students' potential within the artistic professional space.