|Imaging the Body||Home Page||Fall/ Winter 2002/2003|
|This two-quarter Core program is designed to integrate anatomy, physiology,
life drawing, and yoga to provide a more extensive and holistic approach
to understanding the figure, from personal, structural, and artistic perspectives.
Artists traditionally learn to draw the human figure by (1) drawing from a live model and (2) through studying the skeletal and muscular systems in books. This way of seeing and understanding the body places the artist’s focus on the model and creates an image of the body as "other"—a being or system outside the artist’s personal experience. We will address this split by integrating our work in figure drawing with a detailed introduction to human anatomy and physiology, along with a weekly yoga session. The experiential exploration of human anatomy as experienced from within through the discipline of yoga will create another image of the body to deepen our understanding.
Another image of the body will be explored through an introduction to anatomy and physiology. Understanding the body as a series of complex and integrated tissues, structures, and systems will broaden the overall appreciation of the variety of body images that exist. Other various images of the body will be explored as themes during winter quarter—Death, Dying and Disorder; Images of the body (Beauty and Aesthetics).
Questions that are central to our program include:
o How does our perception of the shape, color, and function of bodies impact our understanding of others and ourselves?Texts
Spectacular Bodies: The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now by Martin Kemp, Marina WallaceCredits:
Evaluations will be based on attendance and participation in program activities as well as written work—see covenant for more details. Credits will be awarded in Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Figure Drawing, Introduction to Western Art Appreciation, and Expository Writing
|Paul Przybylowicz||360 firstname.lastname@example.org||Lab II, rm 3271|
|Lisa Sweet||360 email@example.com||Seminar, rm 3168|
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