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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Feb 24, 2018
 
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 6165 - [Visual Encounters in the Early Modern World]

(crosslisted) LATA 6165  
     
Next offered 2017-2018. 4 credits.

Co-meets with ARTH 4165 /LATA 4165 /VISST 4165 .

A. Cohen Suarez, C. Lazzaro.

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). The visual encounters are considered within the context of an increasingly interconnected global system. This course will be organized around a set of case studies that explore a diverse array of artworks, including prints, manuscripts, cartographic illustrations, portraits, and the decorative arts. Topics to be covered include European images of Amerindian peoples and lands, botanical illustrations, the impact of European prints on Latin American art, and collections of New World artifacts in European cabinets of curiosity. This course will explore issues of visual translation and dissemination in the creation of New World artistic traditions. In turn, it also examines the reception of New World objects by European patrons. Readings will be drawn from the disciplines of art history, the history of science, and literary theory, linked by a common framework of visuality and cross-cultural exchange.



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