ART H 306
Development of Indian art from its origins to the medieval period. Spread of Indian religions and related art forms in Tibet and Southeast Asia are briefly introduced.
Introduction to Indian art and architecture from prehistory to present. Emphasis is on understanding the ways of seeing and experiencing of images and architectural structures, their functions and meanings, their religious, political, and social contexts, as well as the practices (such as rituals) associated with them. The course combines chronological survey with thematic organization.
Lectures illustrated with slides and videos; reading. A visit to Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Class Assignments and Grading
Two exams; museum report; short paper on topic of choice. Possibility of extra credit (reading reports, reports on related events, etc.).