CLASS 4716

CLASS 4716

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course will explore how contemporary artists and designers borrow, replicate, challenge, play with, and subvert the arts of Greco-Roman antiquity. We will survey the influence of classical multiples – from bronze series and plaster casts to digital imaging and 3-D printing; the use of classical objects in critiques of art-world institutions, especially by female photographers such as Louise Lawler and Sara VanDerBeek; subversions of classical monumentality by Black artists such as Kehinde Wiley and Kara Walker; and the influence of classicism upon constructions of European heritage in contemporary fashion and interior design. As a form of "critical reception studies", this course also examines the complex political legacy of classicism and the role it plays in contemporary discussions of race, from debates over the "whiteness" of classical sculpture to the relationship between state power and monumentality.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4716ARTH 6716CLASS 7716

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16589CLASS 4716  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4716ARTH 6716CLASS 7716

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19112CLASS 4716  SEM 102

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Platt, V

  • Instruction Mode: Online