For all of you New Yorkers out there: friend of Morbid Anatomy Jonathon Rosen has just alerted me to an amazing sounding class he’ll be teaching as part of The School of Visual Art’s continuing education series. He has also asked me to give a lecture as part of the course, so maybe I’ll see you there!
This class is open and available to all; full details below. Hope very much to see you there!
Not for the Squeamish: The History of Artists and Anatomists
T, Sep 20 – Nov 22
Hours: 06:30PM – 09:15PM
2.50 CEUs; $335.00
Course Status: Open
Register for this class by clicking here!
Temple of the soul or soft machine? The human body is a place where art, science, culture, politics and medicine intersect. This lecture/studio course will focus on artists from ancient to modern who use the body as a point of departure for personal, political, religious or scientific commentary, and will provide an opportunity for students to do likewise. The influence of traditional medical imagery on contemporary art-making and pop culture will be explored through the lens of history, culture and aesthetics. Examples will range from medieval manuscripts and obscure Renaissance medical surrealism through enlightenment era wax-works, Victorian charts and medical devices to Damien Hirst, the virtual human project, Bodyworlds, and beyond. Aesthetic surgery, genetics, biomechanics, medical museums, anatomy in movies, French underground comix and anatomical oddities will also be considered. Your assignment will be to respond to the lectures with several editorial artworks that incorporate medicine or anatomy-be it personal or political, singular or narrative, 2D or 3D, static or moving. Students may use the medium of their choice; projects are not required to be anatomically correct. Prerequisite: A basic drawing, photo-collage or photography course, or equivalent.
Painter, illustrator, animator
One-person exhibitions include: La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles; Adam Baumgold Fine Art; Studio Camuffo, Venice
Group exhibitions include: Triennali, Milan; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; P.S. 1, Contemporary Art Center; Kunstwerk, Berlin; Exit Art
Publications include: American Illustration Annual, Print, World Art, LA Weekly, Eye (London)
Books include: Intestinal Fortitude, The Birth of Machine Consciousness
Clients include: The New York Times, Snake Eyes, Time, Rolling Stone, MTV, Blab!, Sony Music, The Ganzfeld, Details. Journal drawings for Sleepy Hollow, Tim Burton, director
Awards and honors include: Gold and silver medals, Society of Publication Designers; artist-in-residence, Harvestworks
You can find out more–and register!–by clicking here.
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