Spring 2015

Arts of Korea

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-361  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-361


Samuel C. Morse (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 361 and ASLC 361.)  A study of the major artistic traditions of the Korean peninsula and the cultural context that shaped them. Starting with the prehistoric period and continuing to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this seminar will focus in particular on the Buddhist architecture and sculpture of the Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla periods, Goguryeo celadons and Joseon Dynasty painting. It will conclude with an examination of Korean art during the Japanese colonial period and developments in contemporary art during the past three decades. Relevant artistic developments in China and Japan will also be considered to bring the distinctive traditions of the Korean peninsula into clearer focus. There will be field trips to look at collections of Korean art in the northeast.

Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Morse.

If Overenrolled: Priority to ARHA and ASLC majors.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2015