ARTH 599: Special Topics in Art History and the Decorative Arts

ARTH 599-001: 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.  

Topic Varies

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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