Anti-Perspective (DRW4402.01)

Farhad Mirza

This course is about how an image might represent a codified or systematic way of thinking. We will study the differences between one-point perspective, parallel projection, non-perspectival representation, and the problem of depth in these representational modes. Weekly drawing exercises will be paired with readings to elaborate on various ‘rules’ for creating space in a picture. Students may work digitally, or on graph paper to explore the characteristics of drawings that create spatial illusions. After a series of directed drawing assignments, students will work individually to further explore, untangle, or build on the drawing methods studied in the course.


Learning Outcomes:
-An introduction to the history of single point perspective
-Exposure to how ways of seeing relate to ways of thinking
-A sense of the proprioceptive possibilities of drawing
-Many more, depending on each student's interest in the subject matter


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: a statement of interest and permission of instructor
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
Th 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: Drawing , Fully In-Person , All courses
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