CVSP 251 syllabus Fall 2009-10

CVSP 251 syllabus Fall 2009-10 - CVSP251...

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CVSP 251 Civilization Through the Arts: Islamic Painting Fall Semester 2009 Class Times:    TT 12:30 – 1:45  Room:              Physics 215 Lecturer:        Dr. Hadi Maktabi   (email: Office Hours: By appointment Course Description The course aims to give you a general overview of Islamic culture through  the medium of painting.  Initially, we try to establish whether painting in  Islam is taboo or whether that view is simply political.  The main section of  the course deals with the characteristics and features of painting mainly in 
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the eastern Islamic world.  What are the main themes and narratives depicted  therein?  What underlying messages do these paintings contain?  How did  styles   and   techniques   change   across   time   and   space?     Were   paintings  produced solely as an end, as works of art, or did they serve other purposes?  We will see how painting in the Islamic world mirrors a wide array of  customs, habits and beliefs that are not always synonymous with Islamic 
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