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HA1B4 - Painting Techniques

  • Module code: HA1B4
  • Module name: Painting Techniques
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

A broad knowledge of artistic media and practices through the ages is necessary if we are to recognise and understand how artists have produced their works, how some of these were considered innovative, and how choices of materials and techniques contribute to the meaning of works of art. This module aims to introduce first year history of art students to some of the media and techniques used by artists over the centuries, and to some of the debates among artists and scholars around issues of artistic practice. It will help students learn to identify the reasons why artists choose certain technical approaches and materials, and the effects they achieve with them.

Principal learning outcomes

All first-year Short Options are especially geared towards first-hand, close study of works of art and architecture in museums, galleries or on site. They foster skills in visual analysis, and promote students’ ability to analyse artworks independently, thus providing them with skills necessary for their more advanced work.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1œ-hour seminar per week,

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/arthistory/undergraduate/modules2009-10/paintingtechniques

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: HA1B4-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Italian (V3R3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Italian with Intercalated Year (V3R4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V401) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Intercalated Year (V402) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 8