What Am I Looking At?: Visual Analysis of Original Artworks
Understanding and interpreting images, whether they are works of art or scientific diagrams, not only requires close looking and accurate description, but also building a “visual vocabulary” to make comparisons and contrasts. In this seminar, held at the Zimmerli Art Museum, students will hone their visual analytical skills through examinations of different types of original works of art, learning to consider artistic media, compositional forms, subject matter and iconography. Students will also be introduced to specialized resources for studying art, art history, and visual culture.