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Course Description:

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of contemporary painting practices, focusing on three main objectives: understanding creativity in the context of painting today, recognizing the significance of group critiques and constructive criticism, and utilizing current technology to better understand abstract concepts of composition, emphasizing visual learning over verbal. By combining theoretical discussions, practical exercises, and hands-on digital experimentation, students will develop their artistic abilities and expand their understanding of the dynamic world of contemporary painting.

Course Context:

This course is designed to equip painters with varying perspectives, knowledge, and mindset required to navigate the forever evolving landscape of 21st century art. Through a combination of group efforts, critical thinking exercises, and digital tools, students will gain a holistic understanding of the creative process in contemporary painting.

Objective 1: Explore what it means to be creative as a contemporary painter

In this course, students will delve into the multifaceted nature of creativity within the realm of contemporary painting. Through engaging discussions, hands-on projects, and exposure to the works of renowned contemporary painters, students will explore various artistic approaches, styles, and philosophies. They will examine the factors that influence creativity, such as cultural contexts, personal experiences, and historical references, ultimately fostering a deeper understanding of their own creative potential.

Objective 2: Understand the value of group critiques and techniques in giving and receiving meaningful and constructive criticism.

Critique and feedback are vital components of artistic growth. This course emphasizes the significance of group critiques as a means of refining one's artistic practice. Students will participate in regular critique sessions, where they will learn to articulate their artistic intentions and receive constructive feedback from both their peers and the instructor. Through these critiques, students will develop their ability to analyze and evaluate artwork objectively, while also honing their skills in providing insightful and supportive feedback to others.

Objective 3: Use computer programs and applications to find a deeper, more visual understanding of abstract concepts of composition. Advancements in digital painting tools, photographic editing software, and open source image libraries have opened up new avenues for artistic exploration. In this course, students will integrate digital tools and applications into their painting practice to enhance their understanding of abstract concepts of composition. Through hands-on workshops and projects, students will learn how to leverage computer programs to experiment with color, form, texture, and spatial relationships. They will develop a deeper visual comprehension of composition and explore the

ways in which digital tools can expand their creative possibilities.


IzenaErakundeaKategoriaDoktoreaIrakaskuntza-profilaArloaHelbide elektronikoa


Utilizar las ténicas y las posibilidades de las expresiones no pictóricas en la reaización de pinturas60.0 %
Comprender, manejar y relacionar lo pictórico y lo extrapictórico en al trabjao práctico del Máster40.0 %

Irakaskuntza motak

MotaIkasgelako orduakIkasgelaz kanpoko orduakOrduak guztira

Irakaskuntza motak

IzenaOrduakIkasgelako orduen ehunekoa
Aplikazio-tailerrak45.050 %
Azalpenezko eskolak20.070 %
Eztabaidak10.050 %


IzenaGutxieneko ponderazioaGehieneko ponderazioa
Azalpenak20.0 % 30.0 %
Lan praktikoak80.0 % 100.0 %

Irakasgaia ikastean lortuko diren emaitzak

By the end of this course, students will not only have gained a solid foundation in contemporary painting and concepts but also a broader perspective on the creative process as a whole. They will be equipped with the skills to engage in meaningful group critiques, offer constructive criticism, and employ digital tools to enhance their artistic practice. Through these three main objectives, students will develop into well-rounded contemporary painters, ready to navigate the complex and the ever-evolving art world.

Ohiko deialdia: orientazioak eta uko egitea

The evaluation of the subject will be a continuous process. For successful completion, it is essential to have a minimum attendance of 80% and to carry out continuous and consistent work throughout the course.

Reflective processes and self-assessment of the student will be encouraged as part of the course evaluation. The personal growth of each student will be considered, taking into account their development in aligning abilities and goals.

In cases where, for justified reasons, attending classes and working at the Master's facilities is not possible, continuous evaluation will be replaced by a final project. This project will consist of submitting all the assignments completed throughout the course and presenting and defending them orally on the date and in the manner established at the appropriate time. In any case, prior to this final project, continuous communication between the student and the professor through online means or any other means agreed upon by both parties will be an essential requirement.

Withdrawal from the call (convocatoria)

Students have the right to withdraw from the ordinary call by submitting a written request to the subject professor before its completion.

Ezohiko deialdia: orientazioak eta uko egitea

Los exámenes de la convocatoria extraordinaria se realizarán siempre ante un tribunal constituido por la Comisión Académica del Master o en quienes ésta delegue.

Habrán de presentarse todos los trabajos realizados durante el curso y realizar una defensa oral de los mismos.


Media work and painting. Medios audiovisuales y pintura.

Pictorial and threedimensional (2D/3D). Pictórico y tridimensional.

Time as a dimension. El tiempo como dimensión.


Nahitaez erabili beharreko materiala

Photoshop or GIMP(free and open source)

Laptop or Tablet

Oinarrizko bibliografia

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Gehiago sakontzeko bibliografia

Benjamin, Walter. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Penguin UK, 2008.

Bourriaud, Nicolas. Postproduction. Sternberg Press / Lukas & Sternberg Series. Sternberg Press, 2006.

“Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Google Books.” Accessed June 22, 2023.

Gardner, Howard E. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Hachette UK, 2011.

Gardner, Howard E., Mihaly Csikszentmihalhi, and William Damon. Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. Basic Books, 2008.

Hamivand, Leila. “A Comparative Study of Creativity and Intelligence of Students in Wechsler Intelligence Scale and Children’s Apperception Test.” Journal of American Science, August 8, 2012.

IRUJO, JULIAN. SABER SENTIR LA PINTURA. 1a ed. Servicio Editorial=Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. Argitarapen Zerbitzua, 2015.

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“Everything Is a Remix - Google Search.” Accessed June 24, 2023.,vid:nJPERZDfyWc.

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