Deep Fakes: An Introduction to Oil Painting (PAI2109.01)

J Blackwell

Fake news, reality television, “IRL” – asserting the veracity of our perceptions is a constant preoccupation in contemporary culture. What is real? Realism is a widely used term with multiple connotations: verisimilitude, authenticity, objectivity, truth, fact. In this course we will consider how painting reflects and/or perverts “reality” by making imitations of historical paintings. We will learn about the technical and material particularities of paint while exploring the ways in which formal choices such as color, light, texture, scale, and composition influence our perceptions as makers and viewers. 


Learning Outcomes:
Developing the capacity for solitude and self-reflection via a rigorous studio practice 
Augmenting problem-solving and problem-finding skills
Exercising and expanding imaginative thinking
Investigating complicated ideas through open-ended conversation

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Painting
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