Volledige vakbeschrijvingHow to analyse a work of art? This skills training can best be characterized as a kind of speed learning introduction into the basics of two academic disciplines that specialise in this area: art history and literature studies. The dual disciplinary orientation is reflected in a dual structure. Section 1 (the art history part) is devoted to the visual art form of painting; section 2 will deal with the textual art form of narrative literature, or more specifically the novel. Each section is constructed around a concrete case study topic. That is to say both in the painting section as in the literary text section one single artwork will be the starting point and remain central. The case study format provides the opportunity to study the process of analysing artworks in depth. We will be analysing the artworks in focus in several steps, applying various analytical models: content analysis, comparative analysis, stylistic analysis, formal analysis, contextual analysis, significance analysis.
Doelstellingen van dit vakDeveloping skills in visual analysis and critical reading. Students learn how to analyse a visual and literary work of art, how to talk about it and, last but not least, how to write about it.
Aanbevolen literatuurBarnet, Sylvan (2011). A Short Guido to Writing about Art. Boston, Mass; Pearson Education. Bal, Mieke (1997). Narratology. Introduction to the Theory of Narrative. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
4 apr 2022
3 jun 2022
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Evaluatiemethoden:Participation, Final paper
Trefwoorden:Visual arts,literary texts,art history,literature studies,picture analysis,narratology, style