A History of Asian Art: Representations of the Human Figure from the Shang to the Tang
Four 90 minute sessions – Accessible from anywhere via ZOOM
Friday 2pm-3:30pm, November 6, 13, 20, and December 4
In our newest art history course, Professor Miano will take us on a trip back in time to revel in the beauty of Asian art, specifically the portrayal of the human figure from the period of the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1046 BCE) to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), examining not only the traditions of China and Japan, but India and Southeast Asia as well. Asian art is rich and diverse, spanning dozens of countries and many centuries. Exploring this enigmatic region of the world, full of custom and tradition, with a wide range of creative styles reflective of the cultural and political developments of the times, will be of value of both those who make and love art, and those who are interested in history. You are bound to learn many fascinating things about the art of Asia, which will enhance your understanding of the largest continent on earth and art in general.