CLASS 4602

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

"Please Do Not Touch" is one of the signs we are most accustomed to seeing in art museums, yet the very need to make this request demonstrates how objects often invite, seek, even demand that we transgress the limits of vision and engage with them physically. In the Pygmalion myth, the artist's creating hand and the viewer's desire to touch come together in a fantasy of union with the object that has been endlessly appropriated and reimagined in later Western culture. Focusing on Classical art, this course explores the role of touch and embodiment in the viewing and reception of art objects, drawing on ancient models of sense-perception as well as 20th Century theorists such as Reigl, Berenson and Merleau-Ponty.  

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 17027CLASS 4602  SEM 101

  •