Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Topics 2D: Painting and Humor
Spring 2024
Taught By: Peter Rostovsky
Section: A

CRN: 1924

Credits: 3

Painting and humor are strange bedfellows, sharing many of the same conceptual structures, social pressures and critical possibilities. From Arcimboldo, Hogarth and Daumier, to more recent figures like Jamian Juliano-Villani, Emily Mae Smith, Mark Thomas Gibson and others, artists have employed humor to critique the status quo as well as entertain the viewer. But what is it that makes things funny? Charting a path through some influential theories of humor and some challenging, yes, funny projects, this painting class asks students to explore humor and painting in many of their various guises. Whether in the form of abjection, the grotesque, slapstick, deadpan, irony or satire, this class asks students to take humor quite seriously, analyzing its subtle structures while exploring the materials and debates of painting and making funny work along the way.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Seminar 1, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:54pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 804
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024