Summer II Course Offering: Black & White Photography

Registration is open for Summer I courses, and Professor Gina Minielli will be teaching Black & White Photography Mon-Thurs, 9:00am-12:50pm

Students can register for the course in CUNYfirst using the following codes
Code 11985 – ARTS 6203: Special Projects in Design
Code 11986 – ARTS 7272: Photography
Code 5312 – PHOTO 176: Darkroom Photography I
Code 11982 -PHOTO 276: Darkroom Photography II
Code 11983 – PHOTO 377: Darkroom Photography III

Summer I Course Offering: Black & White Photography

Registration is open for Summer I courses, and Professor Gina Minielli will be teaching Black & White Photography Mon-Thurs, 9:00am-12:50pm

Students can register for the course in CUNYfirst using the following codes
Code 7747 – ARTS 6203: Special Projects in Design
Code 7748 – ARTS 7272: Photography
Code 7746 – PHOTO 176: Darkroom Photography I
Code 11981 -PHOTO 276: Darkroom Photography II
Code 11956 – PHOTO 377: Senior Photography Thesis

Fall 2021 Course Offering: ARTH 200/745.7 Abstract Art from Kandinsky to Pollock

ARTH 745.7  [registration code #38159]

ARTH 505  [registration code #38158]

ARTH 200-01  [registration code #38160]

Mondays, 6:00-7:40 P.M

The History of Abstract Art from Kandinsky to Pollock

Abstract art is now hugely popular and practiced globally but when it was born about 110 years ago it shocked and baffled people.  Why and how did abstract art come about?  What were the goals and intentions of the artists involved?  How should abstraction be analyzed and interpreted?  These are the questions and issues that will be explored in this course.  We will apply various methodologies to abstract art of the first half of the twentieth century, including formal analysis, iconography, social-historical contextualization and biographical-psychological interpretation.  We will consider how alternative spirituality and mysticism (Theosophy, occultism, the fourth dimension), synaesthesia, modern philosophical movements (nihilism, pessimism, existentialism), global political and economic changes and conflicts (World Wars I and II, Marxist revolutions, the Great Depression) and new scientific and technological developments led to abstract art.  This course will cover abstract art from its origins around 1910 in Cubism and the Expressionist painting of Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc and Auguste Macke to the post-World War II revival of abstraction among Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning.  Along the way we will study Orphism in France (Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Frantisek Kupka, Fernand Leger, Francis Picabia), the abstract tendencies of Futurism, Vorticism, individual pioneers like Hilma af Klint and Constantin Brancusi, Suprematism (Kasimir Malevich, Lubov Popova), Neoplasticism (Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg), the nature-inspired and Symbolist-based abstraction in the United States (Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley), Constructivism in the Soviet Union (Vladimir Tatlin, Alexander Rodchenko, Olga Stepanova, El Lissitzky), the Bauhaus in Germany and central Europe (Kandinsky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee, Josef and Anni Albers) and Surrealist biomorphic abstraction (Joan Miro).

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Hartel at Herbert.Hartel@qc.cuny.edu or HerbHartel@gmail.com or the Department of Art at 718-997-4800

Spring 2021 Course Offering: ARTS 272 – Etching/Intaglio Printmaking

Seats are still open for ARTS 272/ARTS 372, a hybrid course on Mondays 1:40-5:30 with Professor Lisa Mackie.

This Course covers several processes used to create a printing matrix on copper, plexiglass and cardboard. Drypoint, carborundum aquatint, and the use of collagraph plates and monotype will be demonstrated. Printing techniques: stencil printing, relief and intaglio inking, multi-plate registration and editioning will be covered. This semester we will be mixing color ink using  waterbase and soap base inks so that you may work at home. Catalytic assignments will be presented to correlate with related printmaking techniques. Students will select from Project Themes such as: “Que Sommes Nous/Ou Allons Nous?” and “Choose an Evolving Topic.” Through the process of working in a printmaking series, images may also be reexamined, varied and extended. We will visually explore concepts and allow them to develop among the parameters and new territory of Intaglio/Etching and venture into Mixed Media. Participants will also be informed about the Heritage, History, and Technology of Traditional and Contemporary Printmaking.

Students interesting in registering for the course can use the following CUNYfirst codes:
ARTS 272 | 53797
ARTS 372 | 53798
ARTS 7271| 11878

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