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CAEL2096: Non-Objective Painting

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.

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

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

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.