The Human Figure

Course Code: 
ARTS 2580
WIlliam Bennett
Associate Professor

The human figure has been an obsession and subject of human making for thousands of years and shows no sign of disappearing as we forge into the 21st century.   From the “Venus” of Willendorf to Anthony Gormley and Louise Bourgeois, the human figure as an art object has an ancient past, provocative present and seemingly secure future as humans continue to wonder, ponder, dream, question and ask: Who we were? Who we are?   What will we become?  This course will address this continuing fascination with our bodies by using sculpture studio research projects involving new and old representations of ourselves.  The class will be available to all without prerequisites and will include traditional and modern materials, methods, and practices.