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Spring 2017 Art Courses for Non-Majors

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

ART 223LAB Figure Drawing 1

Art   TR 9:00-11:30  CFA 208 Joan Linder  3 credit hours  Beginner class

Uncover the transient and internal in a series of sessions that refines memory, facilitates speed, hones powers of perception and expression, all inspired by nothing less than the eternal nude. Gesture, spirit, memory, motion, essence, speed, measure, pace, balance, focus, weight, gravity, rhythm are all filters through which we examine and express human form. Technical experimentation is essential. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

ART 231LAB Painting Non Major 1

Art  MW 3:15-4:45  CFA 203 Pam Glick 3 credit hours  Beginner class

There is a fee associated with this class. For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view.

AHI 347LEC African American Art

Art History   MW 2:00-3:20  CFA 146  Ted Triandos  3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Investigates the different forms of African American visual artistic traditions in relation to their historical origins and sociocultural context from the early days of slavery to the present time. Starts with an overview of African art, the experiences of the middle passage, and slavery in relation to African American traditions in the decorative arts, including pottery, architecture, ironwork, quilt-making, and basketry. This is followed by a fine-art survey starting with the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, continuing through early twentieth-century Harlem Renaissance up to the present. Also explores certain issues related to African American arts and creativity, such as improvisation, Black aesthetic, Pan Africanism, and gender. Slides, films, and videos are used extensively to illustrate topics discussed in class.

AHI 364LEC American Realisms

Art History  T 6:00-8:40  CFA 118  Matthew Ballou 3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Begins with an introduction to European realism and a discussion of its adaptation to an American context during the final quarter of the nineteenth century. The course then denaturalizes Realism’s ties with objectivity, explaining the movement as one in a series of subjective strategies for ordering one’s relation to the world. Focusing then on several discrete artistic movements, the course considers the changing cultural functions of “the real”, ranging from the early nineteenth through the late twentieth centuries. Movements to be addressed include romanticism, sentimentality, naturalism, impressionism, urban realism, regionalism, abstract expressionism, neo-realism, and photorealism.

AHI 395LEC Contemporary Art

Art History   MW 11:00-12:20  NSC 216  Jasmina Tumbas  3 credit hours (Pathway courseNo AHI experience necessary

Art of contemporary life; art criticism; art and politics; art in the media; pop and minimal art; conceptual art, earthworks, realism, feminist art, and performance. Requires attendance at events and exhibitions at local galleries.

AHI 404 Modern Arab and Islamic Art

Art History  W 4:00-6:40  Barren Golonu 3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Investigates the different forms of Modern Arab and Islamic art.