THE ART OF THE BODY: REPRESENTATION OF THE FIGURE IN ART HISTORY

ARH3BOD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Throughout history the body has been of central concern and preoccupation for artists; transitioning from an idealised sculptural figure in the Ancient World through to its role as a medium in 20th century performance art. In this week long-intensive subject students will explore how the body has been represented, understood and analysed throughout art history in mediums ranging from sculpture, painting, video and performance art. Students will engage with notions of the idealised body and beauty, anatomy and dissection, decoration and fashion, portraiture and identity in the context of gender, sexuality and ethnicity. Students will learn how the body has played various roles in the art historical cannon by deep investigation and comparisons of artworks and periods, building a broad knowledge of the role, function and representation of the body throughout history. The subject will include close observation of objects and artefacts and gallery and exhibition visits. NOTE: This subject is taught as a week-long intensive in Melbourne during the mid-semester break period in Semester 2.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesCompletion of essay, comparative study and class presentation underpinned by research, critical thinking and observation. Attending weekly lecturers, completion of prescribed readings and participation in weekly tutorials.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of how the body has been represented, understood and analysed throughout art history.
02. Develop an understanding and the capacity to engage with current theoretical and philosophical positions as they relate to art history and contemporary practice.
03. Practice advanced research, critical and reflective thinking and writing skills by evaluating key ideas and concepts..
04. Present advanced observational skills to discuss visual art objects utilising language that is appropriate to the art history discipline.
05. Have a broad understanding of how art is made and responds to its cultural, political and historical context.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 37 - 42
One 5.00 d block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Note that this class will be taught during the mid-semester break period in Semester 2 in Melbourne. Classes will run each day (Monday - Friday) from 10am - 4pm. Online material lectures and other content will be made available during the weeks leading up to the face-to-face delivery.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay Essay questions will be made available to students via LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

1,000 word comparative study Students will select two artworks discussed in tutorials to conduct a comparative study.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Class presentations (1,000 word equivalent) Students will select two artworks discussed in lectures and present a 10 minute comparative study to the class.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 37 - 42
One 5.00 d block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Note that this class will be taught during the mid-semester break period in Semester 2 in Melbourne. Classes will run each day (Monday - Friday) from 10am - 4pm. Online material lectures and other content will be made available during the weeks leading up to the face-to-face delivery.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay Essay questions will be made available to students via LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

1,000 word comparative study Students will select two artworks discussed in tutorials to conduct a comparative study.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Class presentations (1,000 word equivalent) Students will select two artworks discussed in lectures and present a 10 minute comparative study to the class.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 37 - 42
One 5.00 d block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Note that this class will be taught during the mid-semester break period in Semester 2 in Melbourne. Classes will run each day (Monday - Friday) from 10am - 4pm. Online material lectures and other content will be made available during the weeks leading up to the face-to-face delivery.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay Essay questions will be made available to students via LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

1,000 word comparative study Students will select two artworks discussed in tutorials to conduct a comparative study.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Class presentations (1,000 word equivalent) Students will select two artworks discussed in lectures and present a 10 minute comparative study to the class.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 37 - 42
One 5.00 d block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Note that this class will be taught during the mid-semester break period in Semester 2 in Melbourne. Classes will run each day (Monday - Friday) from 10am - 4pm. Online material lectures and other content will be made available during the weeks leading up to the face-to-face delivery.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay Essay questions will be made available to students via LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

1,000 word comparative study Students will select two artworks discussed in tutorials to conduct a comparative study.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Class presentations (1,000 word equivalent) Students will select two artworks discussed in lectures and present a 10 minute comparative study to the class.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 37 - 42
One 5.00 d block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Note that this class will be taught during the mid-semester break period in Semester 2 in Melbourne. Classes will run each day (Monday - Friday) from 10am - 4pm. Online material lectures and other content will be made available during the weeks leading up to the face-to-face delivery.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay Essay questions will be made available to students via LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

1,000 word comparative study Students will select two artworks discussed in tutorials to conduct a comparative study.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Class presentations (1,000 word equivalent) Students will select two artworks discussed in lectures and present a 10 minute comparative study to the class.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4