This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2021-2022

ARHI 13182-1: What is An Image?

Instructor: Marius Hauknes

This class explores the variety of visual media in which images occur; and interrogates the manifold ways images produce meaning. In the course of the semester, we will read a selection of foundational critical texts and try out different critical perspectives for examining art and visual culture at the college level. Our case studies will include works of painting, sculpture, photography, cinema, music videos, and graphic novels. Recurring topics of discussion include the relationships between imitation and reality, between the visible and the invisible, between replicas and originals, between words and images, and between art and technological innovation.