ART H 212
Surveys the highlights of Chinese visual arts from the Neolithic to the present. Studies jade, bronze, lacquer, silk, Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, painting, architecture, film, and installation art forms at a moment in Chinese history when work in those media was especially innovative and important.
5000 years of Chinese visual arts.
Student learning goals
Understanding artist's visual thinking
Get used to comparative study.
General method of instruction
Lectures and field visit to the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
No background in art history or Chinese history is assumed.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly readings assembled from various sources, about 40 pages per week (all on Catalyst).
Class participation 20%; midterm 30%; final 50%.