What is Art?
An Ashoka University online course for high-school students.
M,W,F – 5 to 6:30pm
Pre-college courses to explore specific disciplines
3-Weeks live, online courses during holidays
India's best faculty, amazing peers & learning support
Completion certificate from ashoka university
About The Course
In this course we pose a deceptively simple question—”What is art?”—and try to answer it by exploring definitions of art developed by societies from the ancient Greeks to our contemporary globalised world. Is art about imitation? Expression? Form? Beauty? Institutions? In class, we will consider objects and activities in settings both remote in time and place and present around us, and attempt to build a critical language for classifying and evaluating a broad range of visual forms of expression across cultures east and west.
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M.A. History, University of London
Her work, including art reviews, cultural features, book reviews, fiction, and poetry, has featured in a wide selection of national magazines and newspapers, namely: The Hindu, The Indian Quarterly, Verve Magazine, The Caravan, and The Print. She writes a monthly literary column titled “Paperwallah” for The Hindu.
Learning Support for the Course
Mansi is currently in her fourth year at Ashoka University, studying Economics, Environmental Studies and Entrepreneurship to understand how businesses can contribute to sustainable and inclusive living. She has volunteered with IamGurgaon, to help make the city a better place to live in. She spends her free time designing and painting and hopes to have a studio of her own someday.
Hear from Past Learners
The AshokaX Popular Culture & International Relations course was one of the most enriching educational experiences I have taken part in. The course not only gave me an insight into International Relations as a discipline but also changed my perspective towards online learning.
The Shishukunj International School
I was fortunate enough to attend Ashoka X's 'International Relations and Popular Culture' Course. Before enrolling, I was a complete novice in the domain of foreign affairs but after completing the course, I am now confident in the IR field and it has helped me in registering for a competition! The course really did 'Expand My Horizons'.
John Priyanshu Singh
Don Bosco School, Bandel, West Bengal
The 'Writing Across Forms' course at AshokaX, taught by Sumana Roy, was really very helpful for me as a still-amateur writer, and exposed me to a lot of ideas and works I hadn't encountered before, as well as a bunch of other young writers - I enjoyed it a lot!
The 'Creativity and Design Thinking' course essentially rewired my thinking process. Through interactive and engaging classes, we were shown techniques that are tools I can carry forward and use in all future problem-solving.