Apr 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

ARTH 3330 Silk Road Art


This course presents a survey of several art traditions on the ancient Silk Road from 1200 BC to the early 20th century. while the course will cover some of the West and Far East, its focus will be in Central Asia, looking at the impact of Alexander in Central Asia, the Hart Dynasty’s expansion i n the West Region, the Tang Dynastry’s diplomatic relationship with foreign countries, the Persians, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, and Islamic Central Asia. These issues will be examined through the lens of the visual arts, including works in bronze/metal, ceramics, silk/textile designs, mural paintings, and sculpture. The exchange of ideas and art styles/techniques will be emphasized. Through the art produced along the Silk Road, we will witness the beginnings of globalization, looking at how East and West interacted, and how they stimulated and influenced eaach other. This course is writing intensive.
Credits: 3.0