• Chapter 18: Traditional Arts of Asia
• Chapter 19: The Islamic World
• Chapter 20: Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Please review the required Virtual Tours and Videos in the Content area for Week 6.
In our study of art history thus far, how do you feel non-Western art differs from art created in Western European culture? Why is it important to study non-Western art? Is it necessary to distinguish between the two?
In addition to responding to the previous questions, select one of the questions below and share your findings with the class.
1. Compare and contrast non-Western and European painting. For example, explain the attitude of traditional Chinese painters towards space, the picture surface, ambiguity and inscriptions. How does this differ from paintings done by Western European painters? Select two works of art as examples in your response.
2. Compare and contrast non-Western and European architecture. Select a building/Cathedral from Week 5’s readings and one from this week. For example, consider differences in Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic architecture (select one) with that of Western European architecture. Consider interior and exterior space and decoration. Use examples in your response.
Initial posts are due by 11:59 pm CT Friday. Once you have posted your responses, read through your classmates’ posts and respond to a minimum of 2 posts. Remember that although your responses do not have to be as thorough as your initial posts, they must be substantive, thought provoking, and contribute to the topic and conversation in a meaningful way. Responses are due 11:59 pm CT Saturday.
Quiz 6 covers chapters 18, 19, and 20 and is due by 11:59 pm CT Sunday. It can be found in the Quizzes area.
Please evaluate the course. You will have an opportunity to evaluate the course near the end of the session. A link sent to your CougarMail will allow you to access the evaluation. Please note that these evaluations are provided so that I can improve the course, find out what students perceive to be its strengths and weaknesses, and in general assess the success of the course. Please do take the time to fill this out.