Department of Sociology

SOC548 ART IN TURKEY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Course Code: 2320548
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Academic Staff DENİZ ARTUN ERKAL
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

A sociological perspective on the last 150 years (1850-2000) of the art of painting in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. Emphasis on master pieces and/ or the omitted pieces of each period with regards to social, cultural, political, economic, geographical and historical conditions leading to their creation. Putting artists background, education and relations under a magnifying glass. Highlighting questions such as how and why art changes and looking for answers in relation to the history of modernization in Turkey. Revisiting Orientalism/ Occidentalism, rethinking evolution in art and the appropriation/ translation of Western art movements in Turkey.

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