European art history is punctuated by the recurring influence of non-Western art; from the African masks that underpinned Cubism to the Chinese ornaments that populate early Impressionist paintings. Conversely, we can also find American traders in the Japanese ukiyo-e of the 19th Century, and Greek philosophers in the miniatures of Mughal India.
Art history means history without borders, and to do justice to the breadth of the topic means examining the fruitful, troubled and fluctuating dialogue 'East and West'. This course aims to introduce the student to an expanded model of art history that treats the art of native cultures and results of colonisation as indispensable to the discipline.
Who should attend Introduction to Non Western Art History short course?
All levels welcome. This course is ideal for students, graduates and those with a casual interest in art history. No pre-requisite material or knowledge is essential.
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European movements that we touch on include Cubism, Expressionism, Romanticism, Impressionism and the general idea of 'Primitivism'.
This course aims to introduce an expanded model of art history that treats the art of native cultures and results of colonisation as indispensable to the discipline of Art history.