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ARHI121 PO - Islamic Painting: Landscape, Body, Power

When Offered: Last offered spring 2017.
Instructor(s): P. Blessing
Credit: 1

This seminar focuses on the production of paintings, mostly but not exclusively miniatures in books, in the Islamic world. A particular focus will lie on the Muslim empires of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, namely the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal realms, stretching from the Balkans to Bengal. During this period, illustrated books were popular objects of high-level patronage, and numerous examples have survived that allow a detailed study of the implications of these images. Themes discussed will include: figural representation in Islam; patronage and court culture; gender and the body; illustrations of literature and history; images of Sufis ceremonies; portraiture; images of animals and nature; the impact of European prints and paintings; space and landscape. Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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