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ARTV102 Interpreting Artworks

A close analysis of ways in which historically major individual artworks can have meaning, and a demonstration of a variety of theoretical, cultural, historical and aesthetic approaches to interpretation in art.

Interpreting Artworks is focused on the close analysis of individual artworks and monuments spanning from the 12th century to the present day. The course consists of twelve modules, most of which are structured around the interpretation of one particular artwork. This is not a chronological survey of art. The emphasis is more on examining key concepts and issues in the interpretation of art rather than a given style or period. It is hoped that by the end of the course students will be equipped with the fundamental skills for understanding, decoding and critically evaluating art in its many forms and contexts. This can only be gained through a sustained and detailed engagement with specific works of art.

Paper title Interpreting Artworks
Paper code ARTV102
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Restriction
ARTH 114
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
judith.collard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Judith Collard
Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Life-long learning, interdisciplinary perspective, critical thinking, information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
  • To cultivate in students a love and understanding of art that will enrich their lives
  • To introduce students to diverse interpretive strategies in the study of art
  • To develop basic research skills for art history and theory
  • To introduce students to the different approaches that can be taken in researching and discussing art history and theory

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 37-41
Thursday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
A2 Thursday 11:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
A3 Thursday 13:00-13:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39

A close analysis of ways in which historically major individual artworks can have meaning, and a demonstration of a variety of theoretical, cultural, historical and aesthetic approaches to interpretation in art.

Interpreting Artworks is focused on the close analysis of individual artworks and monuments spanning from the 12th century to the present day. The paper consists of twelve modules, most of which are structured around the interpretation of one particular artwork. This is not a chronological survey of art. The emphasis is more on examining key concepts and issues in the interpretation of art rather than a given style or period.

It is hoped that by the end of the paper students will be equipped with the fundamental skills for understanding, decoding and critically evaluating art in its many forms and contexts. This can only be gained through a sustained and detailed engagement with specific works of art.

Paper title Interpreting Artworks
Paper code ARTV102
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Restriction
ARTH 114
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
judith.collard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Judith Collard
Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Life-long learning, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To cultivate in students a love and understanding of art that will enrich their lives
  • To introduce students to diverse interpretive strategies in the study of art
  • To develop basic research skills for art history and theory
  • To introduce students to the different approaches that can be taken in researching and discussing art history and theory

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
A2 Thursday 11:00-11:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
A3 Thursday 13:00-13:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20