Summer 2014 courses

Summer Term I (June 2 - July 13)

ARTH359F Film as Art: Coen Brothers: Genre and Irony (Professor Metcalf)
TuTh 6-9:45 (HBK 0302H)
Joel and Ethan Coen make complicated films that seem funny but provide complicated examples of how postmodern (and post-postmodern) ideas play out in popular art. The brothers re-present the classic conventions of Film Noir, Screwball Comedy and the Western to create films that are simultaneously respectful and mocking of tradition while creating an audience that is both ironically distanced and emotionally connected. The Coen Brothers’ strategy will be examined through screenings of their films in the context of their genres, and ideas of irony and post-ironic culture.

ARTH389A Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology: The Art of Drawing: A Left and Right Brain Experience (Professor Bland)
Meets 06/02/14-06/20/14
M-Th 4-7:30 (ASY 3217)
This course examines Old and Modern Master Drawings, theories of drawing and drawing practice. Lectures will discuss Dr. Betty Edward's theory of a verbal, analytical Left Brain and a visual, perceptual Right Brain. As practice, students will learn to make the mental shift from left, analytical brain to right, visual brain. Class exercises are based on Betty Edward's text, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. No prior drawing experience is necessary.

ARTH389A Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology: The Art of Color: A Left and Right Brain Experience (Professor Bland)
Meets 06/23/14-07/11/14
M-Th 4-7:30 (ASY 3217)