ESP Biography



MATT REINER, Yale Junior studying art (painting) and philosophy




Major: Art, Philosophy

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Matt Reiner

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a junior at Yale, studying art and philosophy. My main focus is on the history of abstract painting from the mid 19th century to today in Europe and America. I also study philosophy and the way that people have thought about and written about art.



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Drawing and Seeing in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
What's the relationship between seeing and drawing? What makes drawing different from photography as a way to 'capture' what you see? Why don't we all draw as if we were making a photograph? We will start with descriptions of objects, then move to blind contour drawings, then to more complicated maneuvers for thinking about recording visual observations. We will be making a lot of drawings by looking hard at things in the world, trying to make sense of the decisions that get made in the process.


Drawing and Seeing in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
What's the relationship between seeing and drawing? What makes drawing different from photography as a way to 'capture' what you see? Why don't we all draw as if we were making a photograph? We will start with descriptions of objects, then move to blind contour drawings, then to more complicated maneuvers for thinking about recording visual observations. We will be making a lot of drawings by looking hard at things in the world, trying to make sense of the decisions that get made in the process.