Visual Art and Science

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Visual Art and Science

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    How are art and science connected through history? Artists- like scientists study- materials, people, culture, history, religion, technology, mythology, they transform information into something else. In ancient Greece, the word for art was “techne”, from which “technique” and “technology” are derived, terms applied to both scientific and artistic practices Basic introduction to European art and science history. How are scientific discoveries and developments reflected through the arts? Students will deepen their understanding of Western culture, science and art and their manifestations in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations. The course offers a combination of theoretical, aesthetical and historical perspectives on art and science as well as hands-on art making experiences for students.

    Course Description
    This course will focus on selected topics in Western art history and how visual art responds to scientific discoveries, experiments, and historic events. Periods from Greek and Roman Antiquity, Medieval times and Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism and 20 the Century
    Modernism and Post Modernism will be covered. The class will include lectures, demonstrations, and student presentations. Some drawing exercises and art practice will be required. The English language is mandatory.

    Required Textbooks
    Sketch book A3, pencil 2B, 4B, 6B, eraser, pencil sharpener, watercolor pencils, small brush, other materials to be determined, note book, writing materials