History of Art and Architecture 229
Persian Painting (14th17th Centuries): Between Figuration and Abstraction
David J. Roxburgh
Catalog Number: 9236
Enrollment: Limited to 12
Half course (spring term).
EXAM GROUP: 8, 9
Fundamental questions are sidestepped in the study of Persian miniature painting (style; authorship; figuration; changing functions of painting within the shifting context of the book), in favor of taxonomic approaches. Seminar examines scholarly definitions of the visual traditions salient features and explores tensions between these and ones contemporary to production.
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