Cross-cultural interactions in the 19th century

Lecturer: Greg M. THOMAS

6 credits

This course examines artistic interactions between Western and non-Western cultures brought on by scientific exploration, missionary work, imperialism, trade, and diplomacy and war 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-Westerner artists 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 Africa.

100% coursework

At least one 2000-level Art History course