Indian Art
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLAH 2140
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
Indian art is fused with myth, religion, and politics. This course will explore Indian art and architecture within an aesthetic and cultural context. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism will be discussed through the visual record. We will explore the philosophies represented by various gods and religious symbols. The course will begin with the early Indus Valley civilization. We will then look at India in terms of North and South. Under each ruling culture a style of art was developed. Some of the major periods we will discuss are the Ghandaran, Mauryan, Dravidian, Gupta, and Mughal. Pathway: Art and Design History
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.


Open to Undergraduate students.