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Elements of Visual Representation

ABOUT THE COURSE:

Visual Art is compulsorily a successful visual arrangement. Visual Representation is a mode of non-linguistic and nonverbal communication. It involves a wide range of symbolic icons that cannot be comprehended solely through intuition. The course introduces numerous theoretical constructs that enable its audiences to primarily understand the nature of visual medium and eventually develop a visual vocabulary to decode visual messages with a semiotic approach. The knowledge is instrumental in visual analysis, critical art appreciation, theoretical and practical art and design endeavors.


COURSE LAYOUT:

1. Introduction to Art and visual language
2. Composition and Space
3. Perception of motion
4. Scale and Proportion
5. Line as a visual element
6. Visual harmony and balance as a rule
7. Color combination, value and texture
8. Visual analysis and conclusion


 

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

 

Week 1

 

Visual Literacy

 

What is Art? Visual styles

 

Principle of Visual Communication

 

Elements of Visual Representation

 

Need of Visual Harmony in Visual Representation

 

Visual Mediums Method and Material

Assignments

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

 

Week 2

 

Visual
Arrangement:
Figure ground
relationship

 

Illusion of Space
Overlapping and
Vertical Location

 

Perspective,
Foreshortening
and
Amplification

 

Multiple point
Perspective,
Cubist form

 

Oriental
Perspective, Aerial Perspective, 
Isometric Projection

 

Unconventional
Space, Visual
Riddle

Assignments

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

 

Week 3

 

Static Form

 

Impression of Movement

 

Movement by Repetition

 

Use of Multiple Image to Depict Motion

 

Principle of Op Art: Optical Movement

 

Asymmetry in Visual Narration

Assignments

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

 

Week 4

 

Scale and Space in Composition

 

Choosing the Right Scale

 

Natural Proportion

 

Ideal Proportion

 

Arbitrary and Mandatory Proportion

 

Form of Visual Paradox

Assignments

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

 

Week 5

 

Line as Line and Line as Shape

 

Character Specific Use of Line in Visual Representation

 

Implied, Psychic, Contour Line and Gesture Line

 

Line as Building Block

 

Line for Rendering: Value and Volume

 

Quality of Line in Visual Expression

Assignments

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

 

Week 6

 

Example of Unified Composition: Conceptual Harmony vs. Visual Harmony

 

Visual Continuity: Proximity, Repetition

 

Gestalt law of Universal Whole

 

Unity in Variation. Visual Climax and Harmony: Focal Point and Accents

 

Degree of Emphasis to Maintain Harmony: Visual Balance

 

Rhythm and Motion in Visual Representation Alternating and Progressing Arrangement

Assignments

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

 

Week 7

 

Visual Balance in Symmetry, Radial and Crystallographic Balance

 

Balance in Asymmetry

 

Visual Balance in Colour Combination, Conflicting Colours

 

Balance through Achromatic Value Distribution

 

Local, optical and Arbitrary colour

 

Colour in Digital Media
Pigment and Light, Resolution

Assignments

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

 

Week 8

 

Rectilinear and Curvilinear Form

 

Volume and Surface Texture

 

Visual and Tactile Texture

 

Form, Texture and Pattern

 

Visual Analysis

 

Steps of Problem Solving

Assignments

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

MCQ

701 students have enrolled already!!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:




Dr. Shatarupa Thakurta Roy is an assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of technology Kanpur, in the discipline of Fine Arts, under the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has done her BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and PhD from the Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Her area of specialization is Graphic Art and Design Culture. She is involved in teaching art history, criticism and appreciation, design theory, drawing and painting.


CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exam: April 28 2019 (Sunday).
  • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.