ART 203 Non-Western Art

Non-western Art is an introduction to visual art and architecture of the five geographical regions traditionally referred to as art of the non-western tradition. The course will provide students with the foundational skills of art analysis and interpretation, set in the historical context of the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Oceania. Students will examine how works of art from these five regions function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts. Themes include, art as sacred spaces, narrative art, art as power and propaganda, and art as domestic decoration.