This workshop focusses on the meaning and various expressions of HUMAN IDENTITY in the visual arts. In the lecture at the beginning of each class the important works of five European and two American artists will be shown with lots of visual materials and hand-outs. In the following workshop the students will prodcuce artworks, beginning with portrait, then drawing and painting by using a living model, experimenting with colors and paper-cut and finally creating a three dimensional artwork. At the end of the course the students will have the chance to show their artworks in a group exhibition.
The students will achieve basic practical knowledge in using different materials and will learn personal ways to express emotion and thoughts through an artwork. They will enlarge their knowledge and sensitive perception of the meaning and forms of expression of important Western artworks.
The class meets on four Saturdays, November 27, December 4 / 11 / 18, from 10.30 to 17.30 (lunch break included)
1) "Theaters of Existence"
Diego Velazquez (Spain - painting) / Francis Bacon (England - painting)
In the workshop we will draw and paint the human face and certain features of the body.
2) "Are We Real?"
Edward Hopper (America - painting) / Pierre Bonnard (drawing - painting)
We will use a living model, exploring the expression and meaning of a human body in the three-dimensional space by drawing and painting.
3) "Le bonheur de vivre / The Happiness to Be Alive"
Peter Paul Rubens (Belgium - painting) / Henri Matisse (France - drawing, painting, paper-cut)
We will experiment with colors, paper-cut etc. in order to express concrete emotions.
4) "Self-Portrait as a Fountain"
Bruce Nauman (America - installation, video, performance etc.)
We will create a three-dimensional artwork.
Trained academic skills are not required.
10月13日（水）12:15～ 大岡山キャンパス西9号館 W935講義室
The regular attendance of lecture and workshop, the participation, diligence and artworks will be graded.
The language of the course is English and Japanese.