Offers a global view on Asian art, culture, and history by exploring the major monuments, traditions, and civilizations of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Covers important Asian artists and historical figures, artistic terms, monuments, sites, and time periods. Discusses art and architecture in terms of historical, social, and religious context. Analyzes and distinguishes various styles of art, and examines how and why certain styles are characteristic of specific times and places.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
Designed to expose students to the art of India and Southeast Asia, and to learn about outstanding examples of monuments and art works in painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and other forms. The materials in this course present challenges that will inspire students to explore beyond the works and learn about the elements, specialized vocabulary, and historical context of those works. An in-depth understanding of these essential tools will facilitate the interpretation and appreciation of art for all periods and areas.
- South and South East Asia before 1200 CE
Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art South and South East Asia prior to 1200 CE and explain it's importance within its cultural context.
- China & Korea before 1279 CE
Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art China and Korea prior to 1279 CE and explain it's importance within its cultural context.
- Japan before 1333 CE
Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art japan prior to 1333 CE and explain it's importance within its cultural context.
- South and South East Asia 1200-1980
Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art South and South East Asia from 1200-1980 and explain it's importance within its cultural context.
- China & Korea 1279 to 1980
Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art of China & Korea 1279 to 1980 and explain it's importance within its cultural context.
- Japan 1336-1980
Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art of Japan 1336-1980 and explain it's importance within its cultural context.
- Religious iconography
Evaluate the iconography of different visual art forms in relation to the religious and ritualistic trends during the various phases of Asian art.
- Cultural, historical and geographical context
Recognize and explain the cultural context as well as the historical and geographical framework of major Asian masterpieces.
- Cultural iconogrphy
Categorize and differentiate the iconography and context of the various architectural monuments, their decoration, and the objects used in relation to the rituals performed in different parts of the region.
- Recognizition and identification of Asian Art
Recognize and identify the key examples forms, titles, artists, dates, media and locations of the major masterpieces of these areas and time frames.
Assessment and Requirements
The instructor will identify and implement appropriate methods to assess the achievement of the learning objectives for the course. These methods may include objective and essay examinations, as well as out-of-class papers, Internet assignments, and library projects, all of which will be described in the course syllabus.
Gardner’s Art through the Ages: Non Western Perspectives, Fred S. Kleiner, Cengage Learning