4.1 CAP Module in Art & Body | Elfriede Dreyer


The theme of art and body is a very broad theme that cuts across disciplines and art movements. This module looks at art and theory relating to figure painting;  the terms 'figurative' and 'figural' art; portraiture and 'corporeal' art.  The module falls in three parts: Part 1 provides an understanding of the different terminologies relating to art and the body. Part 2 looks at body and identity, portraiture and self-portraiture. Part 3 is concerned with corporeality in art.


Cost: Individual Modules each R400-00 (done individually, there are no assignments and no crit involved).


The Applied Art History Short Course includes ​FIVE modules and TWO assignments (a choice of FOUR is provided).


Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.


Course Category: Level 01


Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to understand the history and characteristics of figure painting, figurative and figural art, portraiture, as well as corporeality in art.


Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 4 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.


Language: English

4.1 CAP Module in Art & Body

  • What you will learn:

    You will gain an understanding of figure painting in art, with its associated terminologies.

    You will be able to distinguish different forms of rendering of the human body in art.

    You will acquire thematic insight into the history of figure painting and other expressions of art and the body.

    You will be able to bring contemporary corporeality in art in context with historical approaches to the body.

    There is an Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory, but if you want to receive the Certificate of Completion for this Short Course you have to complete it. The Assignment is practical and should take about a day.


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