This course explores distinct characteristics of Korean art and material culture from the Three Kingdoms to the Chosŏn dynasty. Students investigate a diverse range of materials including burial object, Buddhist art, decorative art, painting, calligraphy, and architecture with special attention to religion, patronage, and gender. The class includes the demonstration of basic techniques of painting, calligraphy, and seal carving, which provides an opportunity for students to understand the significance of materiality in art and a critical tool to analyze visual and material culture of Korea.
Lecturer: Ja Won LEE
Assessment: 100% coursework