Arts, Humanities

Open Courseware and Resources (general)

- Humanities: those academic disciplines which study the human condition, using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences.

Arts and Humanities (general)

Arts & Humanities (general & Visual Arts)

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Wolfram Demonstrations Project

brings computational exploration to the widest possible audience, open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts, free player runs all demos: Browse Latest, Random Selection, FAQs, Authoring area


What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? works of Goya and the influences of the times in which he lived


relationships between our collective social and cultural structures and the individual: visual communication, art & ideas, photo history, html & webdesign, Art and Photo History, photography master workshops, Media Theory

Napoleonic Paintings

Paintings at the Louvre, portrait of Napoleon, Gros and the Napoleonic propaganda machine, The Decennial Competition of 1810

Introduction to the Visual Arts

contemporary art practices and ideas, overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice, notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices, video, sculpture and in public space: readings, student projects

Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry

eight guest lectures on video (explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas, Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, significant detail, place, poetics, narrative and how photography can inform design and planning, among other issues): readings, projects

---------- Gutenberg ("Sunday Girl" by Blondie) ----------

By historyteachers - - "This text-only video is appropriate for the man who gave us text - printed text, anyhow, and lots of it."

Art and Photo History

beginnings of Photography, Early Portraiture (JMC and Nadar), landscape in painting and photography, Photography and documentation, Art Objects, Depicting movement and Futurism, Impressionism and post-impressionism, Art photography, Colour Photography, Matisse and Picasso, Dada and Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Australian Photography since the 1970's, Digital Photography: Suggested reading

Helen Langdon's ‘Caravaggio’

biographical monograph about single artist's life and work, focusing on the way that one author, Helen Langdon, has used biography in her book about one artist, Caravaggio, methods used to approach her subject and the different kinds of primary sources available to her, how an artist's work relates to his or her life, exploring methods to construct her biography and how sources employed, ways an artist's life can help explain the art, other ways of interpreting works of art with those contained within a biographical structure, possibilities and limitations of biographical monograph

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