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Master > Painting/Drawing

The aim of study in the department »Painting/Drawing« is to expand students’ individual artistic ideas and abilities as well as their ability to critically analyse theoretical and practical questions posed by painting and drawing throughout history and in the present day.

Today, the technical possibilities available are as diverse as the possibilities for expression within art. Students should be able to expand their technical, art-form-specific, aesthetic and theoretical knowledge and learn to carry out autonomous artistic development plans largely under their own guidance. The criteria by which composition is judged will be the areas into which painting and drawing have classically been divided: form, colour and surface creation with their diverse variations and combinations.

Students’ learning will be structured by their own individual artistic plans, and their individual artistic position will be strengthened by the interplay between practical and conceptual projects. The core area of this course of study is therefore the actual artistic praxis, which includes technical painting and drawing processes as well as graphical printing techniques (such as etching, lithography, screen printing etc.). Students will also gain knowledge relating to planning and working strategy, presentation and publication techniques, production, functional aesthetics and the aesthetics of effect. Aside from the annual exhibition, the University gallery offers the opportunity to, for instance, discuss questions of image presentation and reception.



Oliver Lenhart, Installation, HFBK Jahrensausstellung 2013; Foto: Tim Albrecht
Oliver Lenhart, Installation, HFBK Jahrensausstellung 2013