Course Detail

20/FA DAH-201-C

Instructor: Canosa
Department: LIBERAL ARTS
Credits: 3   Instruction Method: ONLL
Status: CLSD

This course is an introduction to Asian visual culture through a series of case studies in visual narration in a wide variety of media and formats from India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. At the same time, the course seeks to locate individual narratives in the larger narrative traditions and the socio-political contexts from which they emerge. The focal narratives range from painted and sculpted cycles in the architectural space of public monuments, to individual hand scrolls and manuscripts that have more limited and private audiences and viewing protocols. This course examines each work of art in its particular cultural contexts, including its patron, maker, and original consumers. Students study the use of visual narratives in the construction of ideals by emperors, religious devotees and scholars construct. In this light we will study visual narratives that have accompanying verbal texts as well as those that stand alone.

Start Date: 2020-08-31 End Date: 2020-12-12
Meeting in: ONL
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