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Bachelor > Painting/Drawing

The »Painting and Drawing« department aims to lay the foundations for an independent artistic position and to provide guidance for reflection on theoretical and practical questions about painting and drawing in the present day and in the past. In addition to this, it follows the HFBK's interdisciplinary approach to study by addressing related disciplines and consequently locating the students' own artistic efforts specifically within this extended context of art and image production, including the old and new technical media (photography, film, video, computer).  

Painting and drawing are among the oldest artistic genres, but the technical possibilities open to them today are just as diverse as the scope for artistic expression. Students should gain an insight into the technical, genre-specific and general aesthetic and theoretical requirements and fundamentals of painting and drawing as genres, and learn to use them to develop their own ideas and concepts. Here the main composition categories are the classical fields of form, colour and surface design, with all their many variation and combination possibilities. Students' learning and research in this context are structured by their own artistic development intentions, and an individual artistic approach emerges through the interplay between practical and conceptual work. The craft aspects of the technical painting and drawing processes and printed graphics techniques (etching, lithography, screen printing) are explored in the context of special teaching sessions, including lab and workshop programmes.  

As well as the realization of artistic work, the subject also deals with presenting and mediating art in the context of the various institutional and social fields available within the art business system. As well as gallery visits and annual exhibitions, the university´s own gallery also offers an opportunity to explore and discuss matters relating to presenting pictures and to their reception.  

The accompanying academic training gives additional depth to the artistic questions and experiences, and offers historical and theoretical knowledge and practical methods that help to advance students' artistic understanding of themselves and of history.

 

Lydia Balke, Laura Link (Bachelor of Fine Arts 2014), »Der Bürger macht sich kein Bild«, 2014, 500 x 700 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, Installationsansicht
Lydia Balke, Laura Link (Bachelor of Fine Arts 2014), »Der Bürger macht sich kein Bild«, 2014, 500 x 700 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, Installationsansicht