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Course details -Semester 1 midterm (October – December) 1. Early Islamic Art of Painting 2. Umayyad Art 3. Abbasid Art 4. Early Persian Painting 5. Mongol School 13th & 14th Century Courses details- Semester 1 final term (January –February) 1. Timurid Period 2. Early & Later Timurid Painting 3. Safavid Period 4. Early and Later Safavid Painting

Course Synopsis

The aim of the course is to develop the concept of figurative painting in Islamic Art. The course highlights the utilization of various texts during the course of 900 years from the Umayyads to the Safavids for visual representation. The course builds awareness among students that how different influences along with literary, social, political and religious ideologies shaped up Islamic art of Painting in the course of its development. To have an added knowledge of Islamic art a research paper of 3000 words will be assigned to the students in which they will identify their area of research within the course content.

Course Learning Outcomes

After the completion of the course the student will better enjoy Islamic paintings with reference to the content behind each painting. They will learn that how and why different styles of composing a layout emerged. The course will build their concept of Islamic art and the philosophies behind each School of Painting. The course will furnish a chronological understanding of Islamic painting that will lead to a better understanding of the relationship between text and illustration.

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