Object and Context III.B

Course Code :1049FOWCOR
Study domain:Conservation and Restoration
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:24
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Guy Bovyn
Maria De Boodt
Aurélie Daems

3. Course contents *

The student can choose between courses on iconography, Post-modernism, Neo Avant Garde.


This course has a theoretic and applied component. In the theoretic lectures, a definition, the terminology, and method of iconography, are introduced, alongside an overview of some important topics from ancient mythology and christian iconography,  understood within their cultural historical context, the way they are visualised, evolution in the their visualisation, and the changes the meaning of these topics undergo through the ages. Also, the literal and visual sources used by artists through the ages are touched upon.

Neo Avant Garde:

The course zooms in on the developments in the visual arts of the 1950s and 1960s. Neo avant-garde currents such as abstract expressionism, cobra, situationism, happening, pop art, fluxus, zero, minimal art and concept art pass the revue. Purpose is to develop an art historical frame of reference for the current situation. Attention is therefore drawn to the context and characteristics of these trends, to definite magazines, exhibitions and to a choice of international artists. Each lesson deals with a review of the artistic news such as relevant exhibitions, events and / or new publications. The students are expected to follow the artistic current trends and to work with this information themselves. It is appropriate to collect footage through the specified literature or through google images. Because student participation is essential, a regular attendance is expected!

Contemporary Art - Postmodernisms:

An overview of the recent art developments of the seventies, eighties and nineties of the 20th century, supplemented by an overview of recent exhibitions, events and publications relating to contemporary visual arts.