Islam and the West: Artistic Contacts, 1500-1900
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An examination of the different modes of artistic contact between the Islamic world and the West from the 16th to the end of the 19th century. The developing artistic dialogue will be examined in the context of the political and cultural history of this period. Traces the changing representations of the Islamic world in European painting and book illustration; the growth of Orientalist aesthetics in Europe; and the introduction of Western themes into the arts of Turkey, Syria, Iran and India.
Undergraduate course in History in Art offered by the Department of History in Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts.