Architecture and painting are two of the oldest forms of societal expression and have been historically linked in complex and dynamic ways. In the 20th century, the movements of Cubism, Futurism, Neo-Plasticism, and Constructivism exemplified vigorous relationships between painting and architecture. The course seeks to create new connections between the two disciplines in the 21st century. We will begin by examining the spatial principles of paintings by a select group of modern and contemporary artists. Each student will select a painting, and analyze it through drawing, modeling, and writing. In addition to making, students will be asked to research ideas and projects of related interest. The results of the initial investigations will be synthesized in a series of small-scale pavilion spaces. The final deliverables will consist of a model, drawings, photographs and a related text.