32:282 Primitivism in Western Art [Mattes]

Prerequisites: 32:165 and 32:166.

This course examines the impact of Western concepts of the primitive in European and North American art from the Enlightenment through Modern art historical periods. The course addresses Classical foundations of Western primitivism; Enlightenment exploration and the representation of non-Western peoples; and the ways in which Western ideals of the primitive "other" -- rural peasantry, women, and Asian, African, Oceanic, and North American Aboriginal peoples -- inspired developments in nineteenth and twentieth-century Modernist art.

1.5 lecture hours per term, 2.5 studio hours per term, one term

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Instructor: Cathy Mattes