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Art 205 - Survey of Non-Western Art
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ART 205 Syllabus MWF 1 30 2 50pm Classroom B104 Web Page www seattlecentral org faculty rtanzi Instructor Ron Tanzi Office C154A Telephone 206 287 5526 E mail am rtanzi sccd ctc edu E mail pm rtanzi bcc ctc edu SURVEY OF NON WESTERN ART Description An overview of the visual art of Asia including India China and Japan the Native Americas Oceania and Africa The class will examine the development of the visual arts of the Non Western world within unique cultural traditions as well as within certain cross cultural contexts Texts Required Art Beyond the West the arts of Africa India Southeast Asia China Japan Korea the Pacific the Americas Michael Kampen Riley Prentice Hall ISBN 0 13 042255 X Course Requirements Field Trip Assignments 1 Seattle Asian Art Museum Friday January 24th Assignment due January 31st 10 of Quarter Grade 2 Seattle Art Museum downtown Friday February 21st Assignment due February 28th 10 of Quarter Grade Museum fees for students are 4 00 Students are expected to find their own transportation to the museums directions will be given out in class and may go on their own time or utilize the class time on the above dates Midterm Exam on Art of India SE Asia China Japan and Korea Friday Feb 14th 25 of Quarter Grade Research Paper or Project see details below due Friday March 7th 30 of Quarter Grade Final Exam on Native America Oceania and Africa Monday March 17th 25 of Quarter Grade NOTE All written assignments are to be typed double spaced 12 point font with 1 margins Research papers should also have a title page Multiple pages should be numbered and stapled in the upper left hand corner with no folders or covers Details Field Trip Assignment 1 Choose 2 works to compare and contrast from 2 different cultures First give all the identifying information about the works then give a good short description using your vocabulary list Thirdly compare the 2 works what seems similar different For example you may want to compare a Buddhist sculpture from India with one from China or you may want to compare a Japanese screen painting with a Korean one There are many possibilities Compare the works visually but it is also important to give interpretation to them based on your observations and any information that would help that is provided by the museum and the textbook Field Trip Assignment 2 The same as above with the exception here you will be choosing 2 works from Africa Native America or Oceania mostly on the 3rd floor of the museum although there may be examples of contemporary Aboriginal art on the 4th floor Examples may be like comparing a Native American mask with an African mask or ceremonial clothing of 2 of the cultures Exams are 50 identification and 50 essay Works that you will be expected to be able to identify will be left in slide form in the viewing tables in the lobby area of C building for students to study Essay questions will be handed out one week prior to the exam and students must type the answers and turn them in with the identification part of the exam late essays are unacceptable Midterm Exam Friday Feb 14th Final Exam Monday March 17th Research Paper All papers must be a minimum of 5 pages maximum length of 8 pages plus a title page pages for reproductions and a Bibliography or Works Cited page Typewritten double spaced with a 12 point font single sided and stapled in the upper left hand corner All papers must include proper Documentation of your sources of information including Footnotes or Endnotes and a Bibliography or Works Cited page The Bibliography should contain at least 3 sources one could be our textbook or one can be an on line source but 2 must be from published texts See the Reserve List of books below You may choose a variety of subjects here Here is a list of some possibilities 1 Make an in depth comparison of 2 works from 2 different cultures this could be in sculpture painting fiber art or architecture 2 Write an in depth paper on one specific aspect of art in a culture the use of ritual for instance 3 Write an in depth paper on one famous city known for its contributions to the arts of that culture Teotihuacan Mexico Kyoto Japan Benin Nigeria for examples Projects I encourage students to do projects this can be a fun and engaging way to better understand the art of a culture All projects must be accompanied by a typed one page explanation of the project Choose one of the following possibilities or if you have a different idea please run it by me for approval before starting it 1 Make a photo essay of Buddhist Temples in our area 2 Make a mask in the tradition of a specific culture of Africa Native America or Oceania 3 Make a sand painting in either the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism or Navaho Shamanism 4 Draw or paint a Mayan Codex with hieroglyphic writing and translation 5 Draw or paint a mandala for meditation 6 Create one or more works that symbolize and ritualize an important life transition in contemporary culture using a specific traditional culture covered in class as a point of inspiration 7 Make a Kachina doll 8 Make an ink sumi painting 9 Carve paint or draw your symbolic ancestors 10 Join with 2 or 3 other students and create a ritual with masks or other objects music and recitations that celebrates a major life transition Your paper explaining the project needs to explain what each individual students input contribution was to the project All papers or projects are due Friday March 7th Students with Disabilities If you require accommodation based on a documented disability emergency medical information to share or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation please make an appointment with me your instructor as soon as possible If you would like to inquire about becoming a DSS student you may call 425 564 2498 or go in person to the DSS Disability Support Services reception area in the Student Services Building Ganesha by Hanumantha Rao GENERAL COURSE OUTLINE WEEKS 1 3 WEEKS 4 6 Introductions Looking at Art Art as Formal Visual Language and as Unique Cultural Phenomenon chapter 1 The Art of India and Southeast Asia Indus River Valley Buddhist Art Hindu Art Islamic Art chapter 3 The Art of China Neolithic The Longest Continuing Civilization Xia Shang to Qing Dynasties chapter 4 The Art of Japan Korea Korea Archaic Asuka to Heian Periods Kamakura to Muromachi Ashikaga Periods Momoyama to Edo Tokugawa Periods chapter 5 Midterm Week 6 Friday February 14 2003 WEEKS 7 8 Native Arts of the Americas South America


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