This course surveys Korean visual arts from ancient times to the present. It examines a diverse range of materials including painting, print, sculpture, architecture, and decorative art. Lectures are chronologically arranged and explore issues such as funerary culture, cross-regional exchanges, politics and religion, gender and social differences, art market and patronage, and the questions of modernity. Students will acquire a solid foundation of Korean art history and the critical perspectives in analyzing its development across times.
Assessment: 100% coursework