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080026 PS Case Study I: Painting and Drawing in Early Modern Persia (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course is accompanied by a tutorial which will take place from 10.45 to 12.15 in room 4.

Thursday 03.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 10.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 17.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 24.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 31.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 07.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 14.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 21.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 28.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 05.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 12.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 09.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 16.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 23.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 30.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course offers insight into Persian pictorial art from the early modern period with a focus on Safavid art (1501-1722). In addition, several artworks created for the Afsharid dynasty (1736-1747) and Zand dynasty (1750-1789) will be discussed. In these cases, we will investigate possible iconographical and stylistic continuities with the Safavid tradition.
We focus on depictions in illustrated epics as well as single sheets with paintings or drawings.
Painted images in other media such as oil paintings, frescoes, ceramics or lacquer works will also be considered to enable a deeper understanding of painting and drawing’s importance in early modern Persian art. Other important themes in the study of the selected material are the reception of European images, the aesthetics of line, the staging of power, the depiction of women and the rendering of space.
Students are expected to attend the tutorial which goes with the course. The tutorial will introduce students to academic research and to academic writing.

The main aims of the course are:
-to impart the basic principles of academic research
-to practise presenting one’s research coherently
-to foster critical reading of scholarly literature

Describing, analysing and interpreting art works will be practised with the help of short assignments, a presentation and a final paper. By reading and discussing texts together, the class will train critical thinking. At the same time, the course will familiarise students with the basic terminology, forms and iconography of Persian art in the early modern period, as well as the principles of academic research.

Assessment and permitted materials

The overall grade for the case study is based on three compulsory groups of assignments:
1. Homework and active participation in class (30 points)
2. A 15 minute presentation with a handout (30 points)
3. A final paper of c. 15.000 – 20.000 characters (40 points)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance (no more than 2 unexcused absences), active participation in class, fulfilment of the three compulsory groups of assignments, attendance of the tutorial (all sessions).

The final paper must comply with the citation rules of the Institute for Art History.

Participants are expected to be able to use scholarly literature both in German and in English.

Grading scheme for the final grade for the course:
100 - 87 points = 1, "very good"
86 - 75 points = 2, "good"
74 - 63 points = 3, "satisfactory"
62 - 50 points = 4, "sufficient"
49 - 0 points = 5, "insufficient"
No grade = X, "not graded"

Examination topics

Reading list

Sheila R. Canby, Persian Painting, London 1993.

Layla S. Diba and Maryam D. Ekhtiar (ed.), Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch, 1785 - 1925 (Kat. Aust., Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn 1998/1999), Brooklyn 1998.

Eleanor Sims, Boris I. Marshak and Ernst J. Grube, Peerless Images: Persian Painting and Its Sources, New Haven 2002.

Association in the course directory

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