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Tradition and current urgency
Due to its rich history and almost archetypal imagery, painting claims a key place within the liberal arts. The openness and connection between the five liberal arts trajectories guarantees constant mutual interest and questioning. For painters in particular, this is crucial. Painting is not just a discipline with a great tradition. We also ascribe it a current urgency and give it a place within the field of contemporary, visual arts. The specificity of the discipline is central to this.
The place of painting in current artistic practice
In the painting course, you will learn techniques embedded in an engaged and critical approach to your own visual language and tradition. Particular attention is paid to the technology of painting, but you will look for more than just painterly solutions.
During your programme, you will investigate the place of painting in art history and in artistic practice today.
From observation to tone moment
Regular tone moments give you the opportunity to present work and reflect on how that work goes to an audience. A great help in developing your artistic personality. Show moments require careful preparation and you frequently discuss them with students and teachers.
From the start, lecturers encourage you to find your own way by developing your own visual language in dialogue with examples from the distant and recent past. During the first bachelor years, you will develop your own view through observational exercises and working on classical and modern masters at MSK Ghent.
Your own critical thinking
The painting pathway expects you to develop your own critical thinking as this is crucial for building a sustainable independent practice. Wanting to know what painting can be and how things work, wanting to see, to expand and intensify perception; this is the intent of the painting course. This requires great curiosity and a lucid, intelligent attitude. For this, you can count on an exceptional team of motivated teachers, who are themselves active as artists.
study programme bachelor
study programme master
If you want to apply for an academic bachelor's degree, you must first pass an artistic admission test. To enter the master's programme, you will take part in an orientation test. These are organised several times per academic year.
2, Louis Pasteurlaan
- Ellen Dhondt
- Fee Maertens