This course provides an overview of transcultural encounters within and beyond Europe circa 1450 to 1650. During this period, visual forms and artistic practices linked places in disparate corners of the world, such as Venice and Istanbul, Mexico City and Florence, Manila and Acapulco, Amsterdam and Agra. Focusing on cities as cosmopolitan centers of artistic production, the course will consider the mercantile networks, imperial strategies, and artistic technologies that heightened the mobility of art, as well as the local manifestations and native traditions that continually reshaped it.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of art and architecture during this period of increased cultural exchange, cultivate tools of art-historical analysis, and hone skills in presenting such analysis in written form.
Prerequisites: One course in Art History or permission of instructor
Course Attributes: FA AH; EN H; BU Hum; BU IS; AS HUM; AS LCD; GF AH; FA HUM; AR HUM