University of Atlantia

Course Detail

A Modern Technique for Informing a Period Aesthetic

Instructor:
Rosina von Schaffhausen


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA109-2/5 February 5, 2022
Crs #:
811
Date:
Sun Feb 06
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
15/98
Room:
Great Cabinet
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Track:
No track assigned
Description
Learn how to use the basics of Symmetry Analysis to analyze a collection of period artworks. This method is used in a variety of academic fields to understand the aesthetic of a collection of artworks sharing a context. It has been used on art from Stone Age pottery to tilings in the Alhambra to modern financial trademarks. It has also been used to fill in gaps where portions of a piece of art have been damaged or lost over time. We will focus on frieze or strip patterns, and discuss single motifs or point patterns. More information on wallpaper and multicolor patterns can be found in the references. This technique uses some basic concepts of geometry that are now taught at the middle school level, so this class should be accessible for ages 13 and up. This class will be recorded.