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HUM 532 Art History of India




Course Description

Discuss Hinduism and Buddhism, and the ways in which these belief systems have been expressed in unique and fascinating forms of art and architecture. Look at a variety of Indian temples, cave sites and monuments beginning in the north Indian birthplace and pilgrimage sites of Buddhism. Continue to the Hindu and Buddhist rock-cut temples in north-central India, and explore the classical south Indian temples of Tamil Nadu. Topics covered include ritual and the body, erotic art in religious contexts, the function of the icon, the heart, the head, and the senses, yoga and ancient India.


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