ART 4660: Buddhist Art (3 hrs)

This course is an examination of the major Buddhist traditions in Asia, focusing on the visual arts of India, Nepal, Tibet, and Japan. Particular attention will be given to Buddhist iconography from an historical viewpoint, emphasizing the relationship of the arts and religious practices. The course will also explore the mutual exchanges and influences exerted by Buddhism throughout Asia as well as the distinctive religious expressions within each region.

Prerequisite: ART 2230, or ART 3650, or ART 3660, or ART 3670