History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 482: RS: Advanced Studies in Asian Art

ARTH 482-001: Art of British India
(Fall 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Research Hall 201

Section Information for Fall 2017

This graduate seminar will look at the material culture of India during the Colonial period (1757-1947). Beginning with a look at the art of the Mughal Empire we will trace the rising influence of various European powers in South Asia with special attention on the expansion of the British East India Company and development of the Raj. The British Imperial system sought out Indian resources for exploitation and had a dramatic impact on the traditional arts and crafts of the Subcontinent.

Topics for discussion will include: late art of the Mughal Empire, Company Style painting, Orientalism, photography, traditional crafts for domestic and foreign markets, Indo-Saracenic architecture, and colonial museums.  

Research/Scholarship Intensive

Non-Western Culture

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Seminar-style discussions on a specific topic in Asian art. May focus on the art of a particular period, movement, reign, or region, as well as theoretical issues or works in a particular medium. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Non-Western Culture, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302, and 3XX-level course in any area of Asian art; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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