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Space available in Duke course: Korean Renaissance and Europe: A Two-Point Perspective

Space is available in this course, taught by Fulbright visiting Professor Youngsun JIN (who spoke at HASTAC@Duke's recent event, FRESCO):


ARTHIST 290.02 Korean Renaissance and Europe: A Two-Point Perspective

Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:45AM -1:00PM, East Duke 108


This is a new course in Art History to highlight and assess the distinctive features of the major artistic achievements of the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries in Korea. The course functions as a comparative Renaissance study focusing on the similarities and differences between European art and the art of Korea as a 'two-point perspective.'  

During the Renaissance in Europe, architecture was considered the most important of the arts, while in East Asia the art of writing held this position.  

Both art forms, as different as they may be, have one thing in common: they embrace other art forms. Architecture creates a space that encloses various art objects, including sculpture and paintings. Alternately, calligraphy is intimately related to text, literature, philosophy, religion, and - through the use of the same materials and brush techniques - to ink painting and even to brush-applied ceramics.


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