Abstraction and Reality (HUM109) | ISM

Abstraction and Reality (HUM109)


This course introduces the consecutive evolvement of art processes, and their analysis, based on contemporary methodology in studies on art, aesthetics, and the philosophy of art. This course is composed of three parts: 1. Analysis of a work of art. The goals of this part for students are to learn to analyze a work of art, and reveal the premises and structure of its creation; and determine its meaning and lasting value. The following will be the major topics of discussion: Contents and form, light and colour, composition, style, beauty and truth, rebirth and reality, will and spontaneity of the artist, and the relationship of art with myth, religion, and civilization. 2. Evolvement of art. Making use of analysis methodology, the evolvement of art, where European art is compared to Eastern art, ranging from primitive to contemporary, is introduced. 3. Creativity. Creations in painting and sculpture. Accented are the realistic–abstract and semblance–realistic projections in art. Training in creativity of which one purpose is communication will assist a more intensive integration into cultural sphere of the information technology era.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and compare different creative works.
  • Integrate into cultural sphere of the information technology era.
  • Recognitinize, analyze, and reveal the premises and structure of the creation creative acts.
  • Discuss the relation between management and art.