HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Fall 2016, Section 001 - Modernistic Readings of Early Modern Asian Art
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
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Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
Previous course work in the History of Art.
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

European and American modernists such as Manet, Cassat, Klein, Johns, and Lichetenstein have repeatedly engaged the arts of Asia with a cosmopolitanism that often clashed with the nationalist views of art historians and critics. Some, such as Clement Greenberg, dismissed the arts of Asia as irrelevant to modernist practice while some Chinese critics, such as Feng Zikai, proclaimed the ultimate triumph of Chinese art in Western modernism. Both critics, and others like them, engaged in a special type of cultural politics that originated in the 18th century in Germany and England and survives to this day. This course surveys the history of cultural politics in art, East and West, including more cosmopolitan views, from the 18th century on through the 20th. We will examine visual interpretations of Chinese and Japanese theory and practice by European and American artists. In tandem with this we will trace the history of several modernist movements informed by interest in Asian art, including Japnoisme and the fashion for Zen during the Beat generation. All along we will be seeking alternative models for understanding intercultural exchange, from Roger Fry’s formalism to theories published only in the past few years. In addition to class participation, each student will write a research paper about how one modernist master responded to the art of Asia. HISTART Concentration Distributions: 3. Early Modern, C. Asia

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Schedule

HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
29813
Open
10
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
29814
Open
8
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
29807
Open
2
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
24946
Open
12
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
29801
Open
11
 
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M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
24954
Open
6
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
30199
Open
9
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
30200
Open
2
 
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W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
30229
Open
2
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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