Methodische Einführung in die Maltechnik

Titania Seidl
Fine Arts and Media Art, Painting and Animated Film
2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03264


From the idea to the exhibition - approaches to the painted image.

The lecture gives an introduction to historical and contemporary objectives of painting and the related technical approaches. In the practical part of the course, the application of those techniques aims not only to enhance the painterly repertoire of the students, but also to reflect the possibilities of representation within the medium and their individual artistic practices.

The class follows a chronological structure, taking the steps that are crucial in the creation of a painting: the first idea, approaching it by sketches, selection of a picture medium and adequate technique, completion, its critical reflection and presentation. 

Important Note:

This class is part two of a course over two semesters. We will mainly discuss questions that arise after a painting is finished: Choosing a title, documenting paintings, creating a portfolio, writing about paintings and, finally, presenting them in solo or group exhibitions.

In SS 2020 the course will be held on Zoom.

Examination Modalities

Attendance in class, Participation in activities of the class, final presentation of results.


The number of participants is limited.

The languages used in the class are German and English.

Lecture with Titania Seidl und Stefan Wirnsperger

Key Words

painting, exhibition, portfolio, artist's statement, workshop, Maltechnik, painting


10 March 2020, 10:00–12:00 (preliminary discussion)
24 March 2020, 10:00–12:00
21 April 2020, 10:00–12:00
05 May 2020, 10:00–12:00
19 May 2020, 10:00–12:00
08 June 2020, 10:00–09 June 2020, 12:00, "Last lecture date, two day workshop, exact times tba."

Course Enrolment

From 17 February 2020, 17:17 to 28 February 2020, 17:17
Via online registration
via email:

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations

Fine Arts (2. Section): Offers beyond the ZKF

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Artistic and Research Practice

Fine Arts (2. Section): Painting Techniques (only for ZKF Painting and Animated Film)

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Artistic Practice in Technical Context

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Painting (2. Section): Mal- und Handwerkstechniken

Individual courses: possible