Splash Biography



MATT REINER, Senior studying art (painting) and philosophy




Major: Art, Philosophy

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I study 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

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A3908: Drawing and Seeing in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 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.


E3789: Drawing and Seeing in Sprout Fall 2019 (Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 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.


A3638: 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.


A3651: 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.