M. Dezember 11:15-12:30 TR BH 317 *Carries Cultural Studies Credit* Art is a lie that tells the truth. ~Pablo Picasso This is a course that takes us into the creative mind of the artist, composer and poet and into the analytical mind of the critic. In C255, we analyze works of art (painting, music and literature of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, compare how these works interrelate and discover how they are unique. We learn what motivates the creative personality and how such a person turns materials, sounds, silences and language into "art." Students of C255 see, hear and comprehend art in new and discriminating ways. For example, we discover how a musician "paints" a landscape, how a painter composes motion and how a poet creates music or dimension. By the end of the course, the student--through her/his own secured powers of discernment, increased confidence and strengthened abilities of perception--will determine what constitutes a work of art. Visits to the IU Art Museum, "trips" into famous paintings via slides, and "journeys" through musical tapes and poetry readings are some of the ways we explore the artist's craft. Requirements: Three or four 3-4 page papers and one 6-8 page comparative paper or an equivalent take-home final exam; possible group or individual project.