ARTH 482: RS: Advanced Studies in Asian Art

ARTH 482-001: Colonial India
(Spring 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Blue Ridge 127

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Section Information for Spring 2022

This 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.   


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 Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302, and 3XX-level course in any area of Asian art; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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