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ART 228 - The Human Figure in Art 2: Theory and Elements

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course furthers the study of the role of the human form in the history of art by analyzing modern works. In addition, students critique figure drawings of accomplished artists on how the superficial muscular and skeletal systems of the human form affect the surface topography in various contexts.

Prerequisites: ART 128  
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Summarize what emotions works of art incorporating the use of the human form may evoke from a viewer.
  2. Compare and contrast the relationship and importance of portraiture and figure drawing to other art forms.
  3. Differentiate drawings that correctly reveal the proportion of the human head.
  4. Explain why artists use “bony landmarks” of the human skeleton to create proportional drawings.
  5. Create drawings that accurately incorporate the major superficial muscles of the human figure.
  6. Compare and contrast published works of art that use linear drawings to record the basic conformation of a human head and figure.
  7. Explain why the compatibility of different media and surfaces used in works of art is an important element.
  8. Determine theories and elements of life drawing from established Art History sources.
  9. Summarize how historical art works incorporating the use of the human figure have impacted modern works of art.

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