300 Level Courses

ART STUDIO

320 Painting II
346 Botanical Art and Illustration: Drawing
347 Botanical Art and Illustration: Painting
351 Anatomy for the Artist: Drawing
363 Advanced Drawing I
364 Advanced Drawing II
399 Directed Study Seminar by proposal

ART HISTORY

343 Issues in Canadian Art Through World War II
344 Issues in Contemporary Canadian Art
356 Iconography of Christian Art: Life of Christ
357 Iconography of Christian Art: The Saints
371 Italian Renaissance Art I
372 Northern Renaissance Art
373 Italian Renaissance Art II
399 Directed Study Seminar by proposal

 

CROSS-LISTED COURSES

300 A Cultural and Intellectual History of Canada
312 Art and Politics
331/32 Catholicism and the Arts

ART STUDIO


320 Painting II

S. McKan
Landscape with Snow

Hilary MacDonald
Still-life

 

A.H.
Winter Landscape

 

Candance MacIsaac
Still-life with Beach Chair

This course is a continuation of 204/05 Introduction to Painting. Students will develop their painting technique during the course, and there will be an emphasis on composition and creativity within their artworks.

6 Credits
Prerequisite: 204/205 Introduction to Painting (previously 200 Painting I)

Instructor: N/A Not offered 2019/20

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346 Botanical Art and Illustration: Drawing

Seed Pod
Pencil

Sara Livingstone
Poinsettia
Pencil and ink stipple

Hannah Soules
Wild Apple
Pencil

Mireille
Gourd
Pencil

Jasmine Brewster
Cyclamen
Ink stipple

This course will be concerned with developing drawing to accurately reproduce plant forms. Non flowering and flowering plant form and diversity will be covered using pencil, pen and ink.

3 Credits
Prerequisite:101/02 Drawing or 100 Drawing
Or, a portfolio demonstrating drawing or painting skills

Instructor: Kate Brown-Georgallas

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347 Botanical Art and Illustration: Painting

Stephanie Babcock
Apple
Watercolour

Hilary Lock
Iris
Watercolour

Jenny Melong
Plant Study
Watercolour

Rebecca MacQuarrie
Rose
Watercolour

Tulip
Watercolour

This course will be concerned with developing drawing to accurately reproduce plant forms. Non flowering and flowering plant form and diversity will be covered using pencil and watercolour.

3 Credits (Winter)
Prerequisite: 346 Botanical Art and Illustration: Drawing
Or, equivalent

Instructor: See Art 346 (above) for a complementary course

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351 Anatomy for the Artist: Drawing

Annibale carracci
Nude Study
Chalk drawing

Anonymous French
Musculature Study
Pen and ink

Clorion
Skeleton Study
Pen and ink

William Holman-Hunt
Female Nude
Chalk and graphite

This course provides intensive study of human anatomy with the purpose towards figure drawing. We will focus on the skeletal and muscular systems studying both anatomy models and live models. Using graphite and charcoal students will gain the knowledge to accurately draw the human figure and place their work within the context of figurative art.

3 Credits
Prerequisite: Art 100, or portfolio submission

Instructor: Adam Tragakis

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363 Advanced Drawing I

StFX student drawing in the studio

Advanced Drawing
Mixed media

Advanced Drawing
Conté crayon

Advanced Drawing
Charcoal

A continuation of 100 Drawing, this course covers the direct observation of still-life, figure drawing, composition, expression, and critical analysis. A variety of drawing media, both colour and black and white, will be used. Projects to be done outside of class will be assigned on a regular basis.

3 Credits (Autumn)
Prerequisite: 100 Drawing
Or, a portfolio approved by the instructor

Instructor: N/A Not offered 2019/20

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364 Advanced Drawing II

This course will concentrate on the development of individual expression. There will be greater emphasis on the expressive potential of the figure. Projects to be completed outside the class will be assigned on a regular basis.
3 Credits (Winter)
Prerequisite:363 Advanced Drawing I

Instructor: N/A Not offered 2019/20

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385 Selected Topics I

Selected topic courses permit students of exceptional ability and motivation to pursue, on a tutorial basis, individual programs of study in areas not normally offered by the department.
3 Credits (Autumn)
Prerequisite:approved by the instructor
See: Academic Calendar Section 3.5

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386 Selected Topics II

Selected topic courses permit students of exceptional ability and motivation to pursue, on a tutorial basis, individual programs of study in areas not normally offered by the department.

3 Credits (Winter)
Prerequisite: approved by the instructor
See: Academic Calendar Section 3.5

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399 Directed Study Seminar

Directed study courses permit students of exceptional ability and motivation to sursue, on a tutorial basis, individual programs of study in areas not normally offered by the department.

3 or 6 Credits
Prerequisite: approved by the instructor
See: Academic Calendar Section 3.5

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ART HISTORY


343 Issues in Canadian Art Through World War II

Spirit Mask
Haida Gwaii, c. 1870

Tom Thomson
The Jack Pine, 1916-17

Emily Carr
Big Raven, 1931

Jean-Paul Riopelle
Temps Leger, 1956

This course reviews Canadian art practice from the pre-contact period through World War II. Topics will include native peoples as producers and as represented, the development of landscape painting and the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, the Beaver Hall Group, war art, David Milne, the Canadian Group of Painters, and the development of abstraction in Quebec.

3 Credits
Prerequisites: 141 History of Art I, 142 History of Art II, or equivalent
Instructor: N/A Not offered 2019/20

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344 Issues in Contemporary Canadian Art

Barb Hunt
Antipersonnel, 1998 and continuing
Knitted sculpture

Ed Pien
A Night of Moons, 2008
Installation of mixed media

Teresa Marshall
Cultural Briefs, 1996
Rawhide, wood, and hardware

After examining the “crisis” of abstraction in sculpture and painting, we will look at the critique of representation and the question of reality as representation in the society of mass consumption. We will explore issues such as gender and feminism, contemporary aboriginal production, subjectivity, and the role of images in globalizing culture.

3 Credits
Instructor: Not offered in 2019/20

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356 Iconography of Christian Art: Life of Christ

Salvador Dali
Christ of Saint John of the Cross, 1951
Oil on canvas, 205 x 116 cm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

Good Shepherd sarcophagus
4th C AD
Marble
Museo Pio Christiano, Vatican

Christ Pantocrator
12th C AD
Mosaic
Cefalu, Sicily

Duccio
Entry into Jerusalem
1308-11
Tempera on wood, 100 x 57 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

Matthias Grunewlad
Resurrection
c. 1515
Oil on wood
269 x 141 cm
Colmar

Iconography is the identification and interpretation of images. This course is an introduction to the iconography of Christian art, with an emphasis on images of the Life and Passion of Christ. The course will examine how images develop over history, and how they may be understood in light of historical events, changes in theological thought, and in the artist's own spirituality.

3 Credits

Instructor: Not offered 2019/20

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357 Iconography of Christian Art: The Saints

Giotto
St Francis Receiving the Stigmata
1300

Guidoccio Cozzarelli
Sts Agatha and Lucy
1480s

Raphael
St George Slaying the Dragon
1503-05

Titian
St Mary Magdalene
C. 1532

Caravaggio
The Martyrdom of St Peter
1601

This course is an introduction to the iconography of Christian art, with an emphasis on images of Mary and the saints. The course will examine how images develop over history, and how they may be understood in light of historical events, changes in theological thought, and in the artist's own spirituality. Discussion will include how such images were used as objects of personal devotion but also for the conveying of important theological and social values.

3 Credits

Instructor: N/A Not offered 2019/20
 

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371 Italian Renaissance Art I

Giotto
The Meeting at the Golden Gate
1305

Donatello
David,1430-40

Giovanni Bellini
Saint Francis in The Desert, 1480

Sandro Botticelli
The Birth of Venus, 1486

During the Italian Renaissance, humanists began to look back to the Classical past for inspiration. At the same time, some religious leaders led followers to an increased interest in the natural world and contemporary everyday life. These new trends deeply affected the visual arts. This course will examine this period of profound innovation in painting, sculpture and architecture, from the time of Giotto to the precursors of High Renaissance style in Florence and Venice.

3 Credits

Instructor: Dr. Sharon Gregory
Website

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372 Northern Renaissance Art

Jan van Eyck
The Arnolfini Wedding, 1434
Tilman Riemenschneider
The Assumption
of Mary Magdalene, 1490
Albrecht Dürer
Self-portrait, 1500
Hieronymous Bosch
The Garden of Earthly Delights, detail
c. 1500
Hans Holbein
Sir Thomas More, 1527

This course explores the innovative artistic legacy of Northern Renaissance Europe. New technical developments such as oil painting allowed artists to create unprecedented levels of realistic illusion in paintings. The rise of the printing press opened up new avenues for the dissemination of imagery in the form of woodcuts and engravings. The religious turmoil of the Protestant Reformation also had profound consequences for the development of art - and its subject matter - in the North.
3 Credits

Instructor: Not offered 2019/20

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373 Italian Renaissance Art II
 

Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper, detail, 1495-98
Michelangelo
Moses, 1513-15
Parmigianino
The Madonna of the Long Neck, 1534-40
Titian
Danaë, c.1553

This course examines Italian art and architecture during the late 15th and 16th Centuries, beginning with the monumental “High Renaissance” style established by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The role these artists and others played in the rise of the notion of artistic genius led to problems linked to artistic license as the century progressed. We will consider works of art from the point of view of style and technique, but also how art functions in its social and political context.
3 Credits

Instructor: Dr. Sharon Gregory
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399 Directed Study Seminar
A directed study seminar permit students of exceptional ability and motivation to pursue, on a tutorial basis, individual programs of study in areas not normally offered by the department.
3 or 6 Credits
Prerequisite: approved by the instructor
See: Academic Calendar Section 3.5

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CROSS-LISTED COURSES

 

300 A Cultural and Intellectual History of Canada

 

This course is an historical analysis of Canadian literature, art, and architecture, and the intellectual forces that have shaped Canadian society.
6 Credits
Cross-listed HIST 300

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312 Art and Politics

This course introduces students to what modern artists have to say about politics and what governments do and say about art. It provides some of the historical and theoretical tools needed to analyze the political role of art in our time. Students will examine literary works, painting, music, and architecture, and discuss specific policies on art.
6 Credits
Cross-listed PSCI 312

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331/32 Catholicism and the Arts I&II

This course traces literary, musical, or artistic themes in great Catholic artists. Consideration is given to some of the following periods: early Christian art; medieval art, architecture, and music; Christian themes in Renaissance humanism and art; Christian themes in the Baroque; contemporary religious art.
6 Credits
Cross-listed CATH 331/32

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