This course examines artistic interactions between western and non-western cultures brought on by scientific exploration, diplomacy and war, imperialism, and trade in the period 1750-1900. We study various ways in which European and American artists responded to the cultures they encountered elsewhere in the world, as well as how non-westerners responded to the west. Emphasis is placed on the diverse processes of cultural interaction and their impact on the development of modernity in different cultural contexts. Major non-western regions to be studied might include China, Japan, India, the Near East, and elsewhere.
Assessment: 100% coursework.
Prerequisite: At least one 2000-level Fine Arts course.