History of Art 4005: An Introduction to Artistic Media & Techniques


This course introduces students to the major media and techniques used in Asia throughout history. We will examine the process and techniques involved in the production of Bamboo, Ceramics, Drawing, Epigraphy, Ivory, Lacquer, Mandalas, Metals, Painting, Paper, Prints, Silk, Stone, Textiles, and Wood. Lectures and coursework will center around understanding the media and techniques of these art forms and analyzing the relationship between materials and meaning. The course will also involve the study of the limitations of some of these media and the approaches to conservation.

Autumn 2021
Professor Christina Mathison
Class #34105
In person Mon & Wed 12:45-2:05