Program

PAINTING AS AN IDEA. Two years: 1999-2001

THE APPLICATION OF NEW MATERIALS IN PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION
Methodological subject worth 4 credits
Tutors: Gemma Campo / M. Antònia Heredero
Subject Content
- Polycarbonates applied to preservation/restoration processes.
- Compatible adhesives.
- Study of specific cases.

RECENT ADVANCES IN PRESERVATION/RESTORATION

Methodological subject worth 4 credits
Tutors: Gemma Campo / M. Antònia Heredero
Subject Content
- Experimentation in retouch methods.
- Unusual materials.
- Study of specific cases.

DERIVATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF PAINTING
Foundation subject worth 4 credits
Tutor: Teresa Blanch
Subject Content
Criticism of painting from within three-dimensional practice to the reconstruction of an alternative pictorial awareness within three-dimensional space, as illustrated by artistic practice over recent decades.

EROTIC AND RELIGIOUS THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Related subject worth 4 credits
Tutor: Teresa González Gancedo.
Subject Content
This course aims to relate conceptually works of art, both ancient and modern or contemporary, in which erotic and religious themes are present; these concepts are then analysed in the works in which they appear interwoven. A further objective is to develop the creative processes of students, as well as their knowledge and ‘readings’ of other professionals and their complexity and place with respect to artistic creation.

IMAGE AND SPATIAL ARTICULATION: INDIVIDUALITY AND EXPRESSION

Foundation subject worth 4 credits
Tutor: Adolf Genovart Herraiz
Subject Content
Theoretical course which studies the relationships between image and pictorial space in painting from the 1980s and 1990s. It considers the various, highly-personal ways of resolving the articulation of image and space in postmodernity; North American and European painters.

STOLEN IMAGE

Foundation subject worth 4 credits
Tutor: Alicia Vela
Subject Content
Appropriation is one of the key aspects of the renewal of genres in contemporary painting. Since the 1960s graphic art has made a decisive contribution to the enrichment and transgression of traditional pictorial models. These key aspects will be studied through analysis of the work of various artists.

INTERACTION BETWEEN ART AND LITERATURE

Foundation subject worth 4 credits
Tutor: Antònia Vilà
Subject Content
The work of the artists Zürn, Leonora Carrington and Louise Bourgeois represents an imaginary and complex world, whose mythological bases are explored through the work. This leads us to an individual interpretation of the Surrealist philosophy. Both their plastic and literary work presents a wide range of emotions in which art and literature are interwoven.

THE INTERNAL AND THE EXTREME IN PAINTING

Foundation subject worth 4 credits
Tutor: Rosa Agenjo
Subject Content
Consideration of the careers of certain painters, and their creative processes, in the 1980s and 1990s. The heirs of the great representatives of Abstract Art. Geometric abstraction as meaning. Figurative art as abstraction. Personal poetics. Introspection.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Methodological subject worth 4 credits
Tutor: Francesc Orenes
Subject Content
The basic aim of this course is to present the criteria, protocols and tools inherent in and necessary for original research, as well as exploring and explaining the specific features of research in fine arts and how to achieve successful outcomes.

MINIMAL GAZE

Foundation subject worth 4 credits
Professor: Joaquim Chancho
Subject Content
Meaning of the primary geometric images.
a) Beginnings - Intimations
b) Less is more
c) The emotion of reason
d) Micro - macro
e) The rebellion of geometry

PAINTING IN THE EXPANDED FIELD

Foundation subject worth 4 credits
Tutor: Pilar Palomer
Subject Content
Painting in the Expanded Field and Art at the End of the Millennium
a) The Dark Side: order, chaos and painting – the motley excess.
b) Painting as a Simulacrum of Painting
c) Reference and Metaphor
d) Difference and Repetition
e) Growth and Invasion of Space as a Pictorial Space of Representation
f) The Tradition of Modernity
g) Ornament

 

SECOND YEAR PROGRAMME SELF-GENERATED IMAGE: PAINTING AS AN IDEA

SECOND YEAR PROGRAMME
SELF-GENERATED IMAGE: PAINTING AS AN IDEA


Research/studio-based course designed around departmental lines of research. The course is structured around tutorials led by one or two tutors providing supervision and discussion of each research project. Students must successfully complete 12 credits in two research projects worth 6 credits each.
 
RESEARCH PROJECTS
INVESTIGATING PICTORIAL GENRES FROM OUTSIDE PAINTING

Research project worth 6 credits
Tutor: Teresa Blanch

PAINTING: CONCEPTS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Research project worth 6 credits
Tutors: Albert Genovart / Teresa González Gancedo / Rosa Agenjo

THE EXTENT OF PAINTING: EXPANDING THE PICTORIAL FIELD

Research project worth 6 credits
Tutors: Joaquim Chancho / Pilar Palomer

PRINTMAKING: GRAPHIC AND DIGITAL IMAGE

Research project worth 6 credits
Tutors: Alicia Vela / Antonia Vilà / Francesc Orenes

RESTORATION: THE TREATMENT OF SCULPTURES IN PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION PROCESSES

Research project worth 6 credits
Tutor: Gemma Campo