ARTS 103 - The Arts of Asia
Analyzes the development of Buddhist visual cultures as the religion spread over numerous centuries, from South Asia (present-day India and Pakistan) to China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, and Southeast Asia. Lectures and selected readings focus on key elements for understanding artistic and architectural production in the many cultures where Buddhism flourished, with a particular focus on the interplay between religious issues and other factors that resulted in specific changes. Students investigate transformations and continuities in the styles and subjects of Buddhist art forms, including how monuments mark or articulate sacred space as well as the myriad ways that images play a part in Buddhist beliefs and practice.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Senior
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts Practices: Artistic Practice and Interpretation
Core Component: None
Click here for Course Offerings by term