Inside Art (ARTH-110)

Inside Art (ARTH-110)

In this photo, a student is discussing a seventeenth-century painting by Abraham Janssens.

Instructor: Paul Staiti

Offered: Fall 2016

A discussion oriented version of Image and Environment (100). Here, students actively use objects in the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, which is our laboratory. Class experiments in illusionistic techniques range from linear perspective to the camera obscura.

Early in the semester, students are assigned a painting in the Museum, and over ten weeks they take the picture through a series of exercises in description, visual analysis, illusionistic evaluation, iconography, and comparative subject matter, all leading to an end-of-the semester series of student talks in the galleries.