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The Art Object: Drawing and Painting

I find that students are often confused between the terms drawing and painting. They often use them interchangeably when discussing the visual arts. In the lecture on the art object, I will initially focus on these two approaches. Aside from that, I will also introduce the collage as a valid art form.

Media and Materials Part I: Drawing and Painting

Lion Resting by Rembrandt, Ink on Paper

The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan Van Eyck, Oil on Wood

Minotaur by Pablo Picasso, Collage

This will be the point of discussion before I send them out to the National Museum and experience Juan Luna’s Spoliarium once again. This is a beginner’s exercise, but I find that a lot of students reach the collegiate level without even going near it. Some didn’t even recognize it. Well, it’s about time we change that.

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4 comments on “The Art Object: Drawing and Painting

  1. Carla Saunders
    July 12, 2012

    What a great post! I just read it all. Each post had me thinking. Now the information has to sink in or maybe I just enjoyed the last half hour. Thank you for including me in this list.

    • Portia Placino
      July 13, 2012

      Hi! Thank you for reading and appreciating the post. If only a lot of my students would give time and read as well. I am very to hear that you actually spent half an hour studying this. I hope you would get to enjoy my other posts as well.

    • Portia Placino
      August 2, 2012

      Thanks for visiting! Jan van Eyck really is amazing for his details and his symbolisms.

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