Undergraduate Course: History of Art Critical Portfolio (HIAR10025)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course gives you the opportunity to develop a portfolio of critical writing over the first semester, and reflect on the practices of art criticism as opposed to art history in the second.
This course invites you to adopt the role of art critic and to reflect up on the theory and practice of art criticism and its role in the development of art history more broadly. It is an opportunity for you to reflect on and analyse the practices of writing about art and to think critically about practical theoretical and methodological challenges in the field, in the past, present and future. You will have the opportunity to discuss the history of art criticism, its implications for the study of art history, and differing approaches to writing about art.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
History of Art 2 (HIAR08008)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a knowledge of key critical approaches to the visual arts from the eighteenth century to the present day.
- Have gained an understanding of different ways of writing about art in specific historical contexts.
- Have first-hand experience of writing as an art critic.
- Have gained experience in independent research on a topic of their choice related to art criticism.
|James Elkins, The State of Art Criticism, New York, (2010)|
James Elkins, What Happened to Art Criticism?, Chicago (2003)
Michael Orwicz (ed), Art Criticism and its Institutions in 19th Century France, Manchester (1994)
Lucy Lippard, Essays on Art Criticism, New York, (1971)
Kerr Houston, Introduction to Art Criticism, Boston, (2013)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Visual and critical analysis
- Independent research
- Presentation and communication skills
- Group work
- Organisation and planning
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||You will meet in two-hour classes every two weeks over the full year.
Seminar/Tutorial Hours = 20
|Keywords||Art criticism,art writing,visual culture,History of Art.
|Course organiser||Dr Lucy Weir
Tel: (0131 6)51 8500
|Course secretary||Mrs Sue Cavanagh
Tel: (0131 6)51 1460