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CAEL2096: Non-Objective Painting

2023 unit information

This unit covers historical and contemporary concepts and techniques relating to non-objective painting. Painting is addressed in its history and as a category of contemporary art. It is broadly defined as an extended practice with a broad range of material, spatial and intellectual possibilities. Geometric abstraction, gestural abstraction and minimalism have all made their marks on contemporary painting, which often mixes them together. In the course a variety of these approaches are explored through focused and self-initiated projects. As their studies progress, students are encouraged to develop their own approaches and set out their own parameters to create a valid studio practice.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAEL2096
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points of 1000 level Studio Foundation unit in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Achieve a more than rudimentary level of mastery in the approach and development of abstract painting
  • LO2. Apply basic skills in image construction
  • LO3. Comprehend historical relationships in the construction of images
  • LO4. Evaluate one's work in relation to other artists historical and contemporary
  • LO5. Analyse and evaluate one's work with competence and satisfactory literacy
  • LO6. Create abstract/non-objective paintings
  • LO7. Demonstrate proficiency in a number of techniques and materials

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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