Fundamentals of Visual Art

Training in fundamental skills in the Art faculty

Getting to the Bottom of Things

Teaching tradition and experience at Burg Giebichenstein over the course of a number of political systems has resulted – despite the constancy of change – in a certain Burg-specific character that is not easy to define. Nonetheless, one can safely speak of a common thread of strong orientation towards our immediate environment, nature and social space. Perhaps this is also the reason why artistic fundamentals have always played a very significant role. In our philosophy, these action-oriented and universal fundamentals are not only the foundation for all artistic activity, but also form the basic structure for a life working in art far beyond the artist’s initial years. The level of perception and recognition increases over the years, but the basic challenges of image discovery remain the same – incidentally, this is not only true of fine arts, but of all other branches of art too. The core concern of education and teaching here is not depiction, but rather composition – with a large degree of individual sensitivity for materials, forms, dimensions and rhythms. The practical artistic training in fundamental skills is supplemented by a range of theoretical course elements such as Aesthetics, History of Art, Philosophy and Psychology.

Prof. Rainer Schade 

Location

Unterburg Giebichenstein
(Giebichenstein Lower Castle), South wing
Seebener Straße 1, 06108 Halle (Saale)