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ARTH 2270 The Arts of India (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will survey the Arts of the Indian Subcontinent: Hindu, Mughal, Colonial and Modern. From the earliest extant shrines of the Hindu religion to the art of today, we will explore how religious beliefs and rituals, ideals of royal authority, and societal roles were reflected in the visual arts. Architecture, sculpture, painting, and metalwork reveal the forms and symbols during the Hindu Renaissance (c. 500-1500 CE). We will also explore the later spread of Islamic traditions to the Indian subcontinent which created a rich overlay to this already culturally diverse world regions.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Cecelia Levin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13