Class Painting I

  • Presentation


    Painting I is a discipline where two distinct work environments are developed: one on traditional painting techniques and methods and the other on painting as a contemporary art practice 
  • Code


  • Syllabus


    6 TECHNOLOGICAL AND THEORETICAL EXERCISES to acquiring skills in the painting area. Exploration of instruments (brushes, spatulas, etc.) and media such as acrylic, oil, gouache, watercolour and dry and oil chalks on paper, wood, canvas, wall.

    - Canvas and wood preparations

    - Grids to fill in the blanks with the above indicated media

    VISUAL RESEARCH EXERCISE on Still Life and its development (sub-genre and actualizations) as a painting genre: All examples with labels expressing, author, date, title, techniques and definitions/ descriptions. PowerPoint presentation in class.

    OBSERVATION EXERCICE: The description effect of painting. This exercise is based on visual investigation of canonical Still Life and should show how can be actualized or up dated, using drawings made in Drawing I



  • Objectives


    General objectives: To expand the field of theoretical, conceptual and technical skills of painting practice. Understand Painting as an artistic practice, a research field, and as site specific aproach. Empower the experimental and personal universes of each student.

    Specific objectives: Understanding Still life since its canonical compositions to its possibilities of variation and updating, namely throughout analysis of the Cabinet of Curiosities, hunt Animals, Sub-Woods, Flowers, Food, Trompe-l'¿il, Vanitas, Emblematic, Attributes (to the Virgin, Saints and to the Protestant or Catholic Easter. Application of theoretical knowledge to visual and contemporary artistic practice.

    Development of an individual project - that aims the presentation /exhibition in a public display at the end of the school year.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    In all of the technical/thematic exercises, examples are used (images, procedures, examples) and demonstrations of technical procedures, PowerPoint presentations on Still Life and other relevant topics, with their respective technical sheets and possible definitions/descriptions that characterize them.

    2 points: 4 color grids

    2 points: Visual research and classroom presentation.

    10 points:10 Paintings from the direct observation of models in Still Life compositions

    4 points:  Personal project, with tutoring. The annotation of ideas, sketches, way of showing/displaying the work completed in the final evaluation.

    2 points: Assessment method: continuous, face-to-face (75% mandatory attendance), punctuality, attendance and relationship with colleagues, participation in debates.


    On examination, the student presents all the work of the semester completed and rectified (50%) and performs an exercise (50%).

  • References


    BAUDRILLARD, J. - Le trompe-l'oeil. In Documents de travail. Urbino. Università di Urbino-Centro Internazionale di Semiotica e di Linguistica, nº 62, Março, série F. 1977

    CHEVALIER, J. & GHEERBRANT, A. - Dictionnaire des symboles: mythes, rêves, coutumes, gestes, formes, figures, couleurs, nombres. Paris. Seghers. 1974

    CHEVALIER, J. - Dicionário dos símbolos. Lisboa. Teorema. 1994

    DELEUZE, G. - Diferença e Repetição. Trad. Luiz Orlandi e Roberto Machado. Lisboa. Relógio d¿Água. 2000

    HORNUNG, D, - Colour: A workshop for artists and designer. London. Laurence King Publishers. 2005

    HOCKNEY, D. - Secret knowledge: rediscovering the lost techniques of the old masters. London .Thames & Hudson. 2001

    MAYER, R. - Manual do artista. S. Paulo. Martins Fontes. 1999

    PASSERON, R. - Création et Répétition. Paris. Ed. Clancier-Guenaud. 1982

    SERRALLER, F. C.- Los géneros de la Pintura. Madrid. Edições Taurus. Colecção Pensamiento. 2005



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