ARTE-1112A Art and Animals

This course seeks to take a chronological trip through different ages and contexts of the history of art in which man has especially taken on the representation of animals. From the very birth of Paleolithic rock art to recent biogenetic experiences and manipulations on the part of certain artists, more than running through infinite examples, this is about reflecting on the various vies and motivations which make up animal imagery in art. Ritual, myth, symbol, science, contemplation, exploitation, identity and otherness cross paths throughout this story which sets forth the close and tortuous human relationship with animals.