In our study of art history thus far, how do you feel non-Western art differs from art created in Western European culture? Why is it important to study non-Western art? Is it necessary to distinguish between the two? In addition to responding to the previous questions, select one of the questions below and share your findings with the class.
- Compare and contrast non-Western and European painting. For example, explain the attitude of traditional Chinese painters towards space, the picture surface, ambiguity and inscriptions. How does this differ from paintings done by Western European painters? Select two works of art as examples in your response
- Compare and contrast non-Western and European architecture. Select a building/Cathedral from Week 5’s readings and one from this week. For example, consider differences in Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic architecture (select one) with that of Western European architecture. Consider interior and exterior space and decoration. Use examples in your response.