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ARHT2671: Art, Travel, Empires

This unit examines art and the culture of travel from a post-colonial perspective. The work of European Orientalists will be analysed alongside work by North African, Persian and Ottoman artists and in conjunction with photography, international exhibitions, travel literature and film.

Code ARHT2671
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ARHT2071

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. By the end of this unit students will be familiar with the critiques of Orientalist art and postcolonial studies of visual culture.
  • LO2. This unit will give students a broad knowledge of the major European artists who travelled to North Africa and the Middle East from 1830 to 1914.
  • LO3. This unit will introduce students to major Ottoman, North African and Persian artists and photographers from 1830 to 1914.
  • LO4. This unit will introduce students to debates around photography and film in relation to travel and empire.
  • LO5. By the end of this unit students will be able to assume responsibility for their own research methods and be familiar with the research methods of major scholars in the field.
  • LO6. By the end of this unit students will be able to apply skills of visual analysis and critically assess a range of visual culture, from architecture to sculpture, painting, photography and prints.
  • LO7. By the end of this unit students will be able to develop their own views in relation to major debates about the role of visual culture in cross-cultural exchanges between Europe and the Middle East from the late eighteenth century onwards.

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