Space & Human Figure


Teaching Staff: Kokkalis Nikos
Course Code: VIS432
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Semester: 4th
ECTS: 7
Teaching Units: 5
Teaching Hours: 5
Teaching Structure:
ActivitySemester Workload
Lectures26
Tutoring Lectures39
Literature Study and Analysis71
Practice and Preparation39
Course Total (ECTS: 7)175

Recquired / Recommended : VIS230, (AVA340)
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Short Description:

The course is articulated through two main parts, the landscape and human figure and it serves as the continuity of 'AVA340' course.   First, it analyzes the concepts of perspective, visual perception and spatial synthesis. Second, it presents the evolution in the body representation in art through centuries, via examples of painting and human anatomy. It studies and analyzes the body in order to cultivate aesthetic perception by encouraging student's personal expressive elements towards a personal style.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The main aim of the course is the methodological approach of the elements of perspective, visual perception and spatial synthesis; criticall considered towards the landscape depiction and expressive creation of human model.

 


Syllabus:

Organizing - Curation of Teaching: Dr. Nikolaos Kokkalis


WEEK 1

LANDSCAPE: Introduction - materials
MODEL: Introduction - materials

WEEK 2

LANDSCAPE:The Evolution of Landscape - Introduction to Perspective

MODEL: Body Transformations (a)

WEEK 3

LANDSCAPE: Oil pastel - Examples from Art History - Exercise
MODEL: Body Transformations (b) - Model study

WEEK 4

LANDSCAPE: Exercise in nature - perspective
MODEL: Artistic anatomy (a) - Model study

WEEK 5

LANDSCAPE: Exercise in nature - Use of color
MODEL: Artistic anatomy (b) - Model study

WEEK 6

LANDSCAPE: Exercise in nature - perspective
MODEL: Model study - quick drawings

WEEK 7

LANDSCAPE: Exercise in nature - Use of color
MODEL: - Model study - quick drawings

WEEK 8

LANDSCAPE: Exercise in nature - Urban landscape - perspective
MODEL: Study of two models in nature

WEEK 9

LANDSCAPE: Exercise in nature - Use of color
MODEL: Model study - quick drawings

WEEK 10

LANDSCAPE: Exercise in nature - Use of color
MODEL: Model study - quick drawings

WEEK 11

LANDSCAPE: Exercise in nature - Use of color
MODEL: Model study - quick drawings

WEEK 12

LANDSCAPE: Landscape-forms
MODEL: Model study - quick drawings

WEEK 13

LANDSCAPE: Landscape - forms / feedback
MODEL: Μodel in movement  / feedback


Suggested Bibliography:

MAIN BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Ίττεν, Γίοχαννες. Τέχνη του Χρώματος: Υποκειμενική εμπειρία και αντικειμενική γνώση σαν δρόμος προς την τέχνη. Αθήνα: Ένωση Καθηγητών Καλλιτεχνικών Μαθημάτων, 1998.

Nicolaides, K. (1969). The Natural Way to Draw. Boston.

Bachelard, Gaston . Η ποιητική του χώρου. Αθήνα: Ι. Χατζηνικολή, 1982.

RELATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kandinsky, W. (1926) [2011]. Σημείο, Γραμμή, Επίπεδο. Αθήνα: Δωδώνη.

Πλίνιος ο Πρεσβύτερος. Περί της αρχαίας ελληνικής ζωγραφικής: 35ο βιβλίο της Φυσικής Ιστορίας-XLIII . Αθήνα: Άγρα , 2009.

Gombrich, Simmel, Ritter (2004). Το Τοπίο. Αθήνα: Ποταμός.

Ingold, T. (2007). Lines: A Brief History. New York: Routledge.

Peck, R. (1951). Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist. Oxford: Oxford Un. Press.


Teaching Methods:
  • 13 Lectures on PowerPoint
  • Outdoor Art Practice in selected areas of the city (landscape)
  • Art practice for Human Body (proportions, light-shade)
  • Art Database (links for artworks, concepts, related museums and motivational links)

Evaluation Methods:

The assessment of the course is implemented through compositions' presentation in Exam Period. In particular, elements of assessment include:

  • all compositions of landscape (in class- landscape)
  • consistency during course period and self-motivation towards progress
Updated: 29-03-2022

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