Advanced Art Workshop B

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Susanne Meyer  Hidano Noboru 
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Fall Semester  /  Recommended semester:4,6,8

Outline of lecture

"From Figure to Abstraction" - this immense shift in modern sculpture will be the topic of the Advanced Art Workshop B. Why did the phenomenon arise and how did this complex shift happen in the 20th century? In the morning lectures I will introduce main tendencies and important artists of European sculpture with a host of visual materials. In the afternoons the students will produce 3-dimensional artworks, including a figurative sculpture of clay, using a living model and 3-dimensional objects.
At the end of the course the students have the chance to participate in a group exhibition.

Purpose of lecture

The students will expand their knowledge about main artistic tendencies, historical backgrounds and important artists. They will achieve practical and complex knowledge in expressing themselves in diverse materials and technics. They will gain theoretical and practical insight about the dynamics of the 3-dimensional space.

Plan of lecture

The class meets on four Saturdays, Nov..29, Dec. 6 / 13 / 20, from 10.30 AM to 5.30 PM.
(one hour lunch break included)

Nov. 29
"The Human Figure"
Greek sculpture, Auguste Rodin
In the workshop the students will produce a sculpture of a human figure with clay, using a living model.

"From Figure to Object"
Pablo Picasso and others
In the workshop the students will produce a 3-dimensional object, using paper, cardboard, fabric, string and other materials.

Dec. 13
"Metaphers of Life"
Mario Merz and others
In the workshop the students will build a 3-dimensional artwork using wire and random materials.

Dec. 20
"Communicating with the Universe"
Edouardo Chillida, David Smith and others
In the workshop the students will translate their imagination into abstraction and space, building a 3-dimensional object.

Textbook and reference


Related and/or prerequisite courses



The regular attendance of lecture and workshop, the participation, diligence and the artworks will be graded.

Comments from lecturer

The language of the course is English and Japanese.縲譌・譛ャ隱槭→闍ア隱


蠢縺壽枚譏守ァ醍岼繧ャ繧、繝繝ウ繧ケ(10譛8譌・12:20ス橸シ隘ソ9蜿キ鬢ィ W933)縺ォ蜃コ蟶ュ縺励※荳九&縺縲

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