Explores the ways that representation and absence, ersatz Eros, and the prurient present underlie the origins and continued allure of the figurative tradition. The scene is paramount in setting off the seen. Emphasizes the psychological and physical aspects of figured relationships and spaces that we portray in ambitious and subtle works that entice, revolt, and reclaim the viewers. Independent research and considerable out-of-class commitment bring in-class efforts to fruition. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.