HAA 224M - Drawing in the Islamic Lands

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

David Roxburgh

The seminar examines the medium of drawing in the Islamic lands, focusing on the post-Mongol through early modern periods throughout the Middle East, Iran, India, and Central Asia. Topics include the medium, materiality and practice of drawing; subject matters; purposes; formats (single-sheet) and contexts (manuscripts and albums); autonomy as an art form; and intermedial relationships that include those to writing. Individual artists working in Safavid, Mughal, and Ottoman contexts are also a point of focus.