Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics 2D: Speculative Worlds

Spring 2021

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: B

CRN: 5239

Credits: 3

Art has always dallied with fantasy, horror, hallucination and dream. Reflecting on our world, its politics and pressures though a distorted lens, artists have frequently explored speculative worlds, whether in medieval and Renaissance art, or in Symbolism, Surrealism, psychedelic art, and their contemporary offshoots. This class offers students rigorous painting instruction while inviting them to explore imaginative, surreal spaces and daring ideas. Throughout, we’ll consider a broad range of artists from Richard Dadd, Hilma Af Klint, Mark Thomas Gibson to Emily Mae Smith, while drawing inspiration from short readings in science fiction, magical realism, critical theory, psychoanalysis, as well as from film and other popular forms such as comics and illustration. How do artists, writers and thinkers tackle urgent social issues through imaginative metaphor, the fantastical and the uncanny? What defines the fault-lines separating escapism and urgent critique, high and popular art, legible narrative and semiotic rupture? Through a series of challenging projects, field trips, readings and critiques, students will learn the technical skills and materials of painting while steering their visions into weird territories that defy easy description.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, 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: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 12:57am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021