Students will be introduced to digital modeling and rendering as forms of art-historical investigation. A series of case studies will allow students to explore the research possibilities presented by this new medium. Students will construct their own digital models as part of a research project.
Category: History of Art
Lisa Trever is an art historian and archaeologist who studies the arts and visual culture of Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America. She joined the History of Art faculty at UC Berkeley in 2013 and is affiliated with the Latin American Studies Graduate Program, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Archaeological Research Facility.
This seminar explores art’s public presence in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. Class sessions will consider works ranging from monumental sculptures and murals to performances and ephemeral expression, focusing on how various audiences have understood, valued, and contested the “use” of art in their public lives. Through readings, discussions and visits to sites around the Bay Area, we will investigate how place and community might instantiated in, formulated through, or defamiliarized by artworks.
This class is about Renaissance humanists and how we can use digital means, as well as traditional ones, to study them. Our particular focus is on the ways people were connected in the renaissance -- as patrons, as readers, as travelers, as correspondents. Students will gather data about the travels and connections of their individual humanists. Then, working in groups, they will form databases and use mapping and network analysis on their data to chart interconnections between these historical figures over time.