Fine Arts | Art in the Making
A300 | 2305 | Faries


This course deals with artists' working methods and the creative process.
While the content is similar to materials and techniques courses, the
information will be presented in an art-historical and conceptual
framework.  The course will highlight recent findings  of scientific
examination, such as infrared reflectography, X-radiography,
autoradiography, dendrochronology, pigment and medium  analysis  while
following a sequence of historical painting techniques of the "Old
Masters" from the Renaissance to Impressionism.  The course is recommended
for students interested in art history as well as museum studies,
conservation, and conservation science; and A102 is recommended as a
prerequisite.

Class requirements: class presentation(s), a short paper, mid-semester
quiz and final examination.