Orientalism in European Art History
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Orientalism in European Art History

Exotic imagery, cultural and politcal background
3.7 (8 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
21 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2019
English
Price: $19.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn about colonialism as a political background of French Orientalism.
  • How can Orientalism be seen from today's perspective?
  • Get to know examples of French orientalist paintings.
  • Get introduced to the cultural criticism of Orientalism by Edward Said.
  • Find out how artists approached this topic individually.
  • + Bonus Material
  • + Revised Subtitles
Requirements
  • no subject-specific preknowledge needed
Description

Ingres, Gérôme, Delacroix - the most renowned artists of European art history - and especially French ones - were highly concerned with the myth, charm and the supposed otherness of the Orient.

In this course you will get to know their artworks and which cultural perspectives are connected with the imagery of the Oriental. Thereby the individual and political contexts of orientalist art come to light.


  • What did French artists admire about the Oriental world?

  • What role did politics and colonialism play?

  • How much veracity lies within the depictions shown to the European public?

  • Who had actually been to the Orient and why?

  • How do we nowadays perceive cultural spheres that differ from our own?


***REVISED SUBTITLES***

Who this course is for:
  • entry-level students of art history
  • teachers who are looking for interesting and graphic content for their teaching
  • everyone who wants to get closer to art and culture