ARTH 1161

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course explores miniature painting styles in India, from landscape to erotica, spanning the Deccan sultanate to the British Empire from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. We will explore a variety of methods and perspectives for studying Indian painting such as formal visual and textual analysis as well as the politics of museum displays. In addition to looking at miniature paintings, students will creatively and critically analyze film (The Chessplayers) as well as primary (ni'matnama) and secondary source materials. Particular attention will be paid to the historical conditions that constrain the study of Indian painting and construct the academic disciplines of South Asian and Islamic art history. The final writing assignment will be a research paper on one of the paintings viewed in class.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  • 3 Credits Graded