What is Art?

An Ashoka University online course for high-school students.

Faculty

Janice Pariat

Course Dates

15th-30th Dec

Timings

M,W,F – 5 to 6:30pm

Commitment

6 Hours/Week

Price

INR 12,000

Apply by

12th December,2021

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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    Faculty

    Mahavir Jhawar

    Janice Pariat

    M.A. History, University of London

    Janice Pariat is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and History of Art at Ashoka University. She earned her Master’s in History of Art from School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. She has another Masters in English and Communications from University of Westminster. She completed her Bachelor’s from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.

    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.

    Horizons Course Objectives

    Discover Your Interest and Aptitude

    Go Deep Into Specific Disciplines

    Learn with Amazing Peers from Schools across India

    Explore Unique Perspectives and Ideas

    Develop New Skills and Abilities

    Learning Support for the Course

    Mansi Agarwal

    Teaching Assistant

    Mansi Agarwal – Teaching Assistant
    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.

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