Student Semester 1 Exhibition
- Monday, 18th June
- Friday, 6th July
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
The School of Arts and Sciences (Qld) invites you to the Student Semester 1 Exhibition, an exhibition of 2D studies by 2nd and 3rd year students.
About the exhibition:
As part of their studies for ARTS 113 2D Studies 2, students are required to undertake in depth research into a specific painting from Art History, documenting details such as historical context, paint and support mediums, biographical information about the artist and the place of the painting in the canon of art history. A practical component of this research is to create an accurate copy of the chosen painting as close to possible in size and medium as the original, much in the manner of European traditional art-school academic training where first and second year students are sent off to the Louvre, the National Gallery or the Musee D’Orsay for months to set up an easel before the original work and create an accurate replica. This process helps to understand the practical approach of the original artist and the aesthetic problems they may have faced. Students then go on to create an entirely original major painting in response to their research and initial painting.
With Lecturer Alisdair Macintyre, the students visited the Queensland Art Gallery.
Illustrated below are some of the paintings that have been meticulously copied this semester: