Visible Language: Word and/as Image (DRW4401.01)

Mary Lum
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The observed world is covered with words, both visible and invisible. This advanced drawing course aims to underline the tensions and comforts of the relationship between words and images in visual art. Through assigned drawing problems that call upon students to complete and present visual work regularly, topics will include, sign and structure, juxtaposition, concrete poetry, found language, illustration, and sequential imagery. An historical context of visible language will be presented, with special attention to the use of words in contemporary art. Students are expected to be able to think abstractly, and to consider reading and drawing important parts of their daily life. Class structure includes in class work, out of class assignments, independent work, readings, discussions and critiques. A high level of self-motivation is expected.

Registration: Interested students should email mlum@bennington.edu by May 10th.

Prerequisites: Two visual arts courses including one 4 credit drawing class, permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Drawing, Four Credit, Mary Lum, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons.