Art and Artists: Money, Madness and Masterpieces

Course Code: ARTS 246

Academic Year: 2021-2022

When we are inspired by a film, moved by a painting or surprised by a new fashion style, we often wonder about the source of ingenuity. Is it the result of learning or is it the consequence of something programmed in the brain? How do artists know where to begin? In the end, what makes one blotch of colour nothing but scribbles on a canvas while another blotch is considered a priceless masterpiece? Taking up these questions, students in this course are offered an introduction to the arts through a study of creativity. Employing case studies from the fields of architecture, sculpture, the visual arts and photography, they examine the creative process relying on resources from a range of disciplines, including psychology, philosophy and business.