Digital technology brings many new possibilities for painters. Rather than seeing recent technology as a threat, this course will explore how new media can be used as a tool for thinking about painting, colour, composition and painterly materials.
Working from studio installations, photographs and painting outdoors, students will explore how photography and digital images can be used as a resource for painting. Students will consider how digital colour palettes differ from traditional paint palettes and think about how images function in terms of surface, depth and three-dimensionality. From 17th century photography to iPad technology, we will look at how painters such as Manet, Peter Doig, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Daniel Richter and Dan Hays (image below) have responded to new media. This course is suitable for students with some previous experience of painting who are looking to explore the medium further.
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