ARTS(F)400 Fresco Painting, Tiziano Lucchesi, Summer II 2019
Fresco painting is a class where the fascinating and time-proven process of painting on fresh plaster is taught. Beginning with the drawing of the first cartoon, students learn to prepare and apply plaster (lime + inactive), execute a fresco, and then how to remove it for transportation. The aim of this course is to provide students with a general knowledge of the development of wall painting, focusing on the buon fresco method (the art of painting on fresh, moist plaster) and the study of pigments. Students will also learn about all types of binders used in the decoration of walls throughout the centuries. This class is of great value not only to studio art majors, but also to art history majors, and persons interested in conservation.
The class includes trips to Renaissance and modern frescos in Florence.
Monday, July 1
Wednesday, July 3
Friday, July 5
Monday, July 8
Friday, July 12
Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 26
- A minimum of two frescos paintings by the great masters on inorganic support, with relative drawings and chromatic designs, 30x30 cm.
- Third fresco can be performed on special support so that students can easily take it home at the end of the semester. Depending on the number of students in the class, the final project may be individual or a group project, designing a drawing to be made directly on the studio wall (or in a proper location) or individual portable frescoes on panels.
Grading & Attendance Policies
This course includes the 4 assignments described above.
Research and short papers may be assigned throughout the course.
Scheduled due dates are subject to change.
Attendance is mandatory, absence will impact final grade. For every two unexcused absences, your grade will be lowered by 1/3 of a letter. Two late arrivals to class are considered the equivalent of one unexcused absence. Students who do not stay for the duration of a class session should be marked absent. Students who miss more than 20% of a course owing to unexcused absences cannot be given a passing grade for the course.
Grades are based on attendance, proficiency, effort, and improvement.
Grades range from A+ to F. The SACI grading scale follows:
A+ Outstanding (con lode)
A- Nearly Excellent
B+ Very Good
B- Nearly Good
C+ Above Satisfactory
C- Below Satisfactory
Students in MFA, MA, and Post-Bac programs are expected to complete additional assignments and to produce work at a level appropriate for students in a graduate program. They are graded accordingly and, if they successfully complete all course requirements for graduate students, receive graduate-level credit for the course.
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