AH1 – Vision of the human body and anthropomorphic forms from prehistory to the late middle ages.08 août 2017
- To discuss the development of art across the ages, focusing on how it was manipulated to create desirable images of men and women and in addition, to discuss the idea of sexism in different eras.
Students were taken to the "Lines of thought" City of Culture art exhibition at the University of Hull. Here, they learnt about the progression of drawing in regards to art across different times in history. These included Egyptian, Renaissance and more recent art movements.
They were given a guided tour around the exhibition in which they were taught about how different artists manipulated lines and lighting to create a desirable reflection of the person they were drawing and how different body types were deemed desirable in different eras.
Once they had completed the tour, they had a discussion on how art and technology is used to create a desirable image nowadays, for example photoshop or filters on phone cameras.
Students learned how drawings have progressed since Egyptian times and which styles are still used today. They were able to discuss what was seen as desirable in a man and woman in different periods of time, and different nationalities, and whether this was consistent between the sexes and compared to what is deemed attractive nowadays.